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    Default even if or even though followed by an adjective

    "Though", "although" and "if" can be straightly followed by adjectives or prepositional phrases:

    e.g. Though with many pages, the book does not have a prologue.
    e.g. Although not beautiful, she participated in a pageant/ beauty contest.
    e.g. If possible, please avoid it from happening again.

    I wonder if the above also applies on "even though" and "even if".

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    "Though", "although" and "if" can be straightly followed by adjectives or prepositional phrases:

    e.g. Though with many pages, the book does not have a prologue.
    e.g. Although not beautiful, she participated in a pageant/ beauty contest.
    e.g. If possible, please avoid it from happening again.

    I wonder if the above also applies on "even though" and "even if".
    Why don't you try to write your example sentences using "Even though" and "Even if" and see if you can work it out?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    I don't know if it is grammatical to do so even if I try to put the two to the examples

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    That's why I asked you to try.
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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    I guess it means they work?

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    I guess it means they work?
    I guess that means you are not prepared to write out the sentences you want us to pass comment on.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    I guess it means they work?
    I think ems was suggesting that, after you had written them, you should post them here for comment. I can understand that just writing the sentences would be pointless if you can't tell if they're right.

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Write some example sentences using the construction you are querying, post them here and then we will tell you if they're grammatical.
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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Now I know that "even if" can go with adjectival phrases, noun phrases and prepositional phrases.

    As for "even though", the following are few examples:

    Even though not beautiful, she participated in a pageant.

    Even though without enough time, he still managed to answer 8 out of 10 questions.

    It was an unequal marriage, even though a stable and long-lasting one.

    Even though not quickly enough, she still finished the whole race.

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    Default Re: even if or even though followed by an adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    Now I know that "even if" can go with adjectival phrases, noun phrases and prepositional phrases.

    As for "even though", the following are few examples:

    Even though not beautiful, she participated in a pageant.

    Even though without enough time, he still managed to answer 8 out of 10 questions. "Even without enough time ..."

    It was an unequal marriage, even though a stable and long-lasting one. "... albeit a stable one."

    Even though not quickly enough, she still finished the whole race. "Although not quickly enough ..."
    These all read awkwardly. I've given some alternatives which don't use pronouns. But most of them would sound better with pronouns (especially 1 and 3), as would the ones in your original post, again especially 1 and 3.

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