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    even if / even though

    I would like to know the difference between ( even if and even though). I was doing a quiz on the topic EVEN of this webpage.i got a sentence "i bought even if / even though it cost more than i could afford to spend". i selected "even if". but i got it wrong.the correct one is "even though".what's the difference?do the both phrasal verbs mean differently?

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    Re: even if / even though

    Hello, UM Chakma.
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.

    Could you follow these links:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/go...0even%20though
    Learning English | BBC World Service

    If you still have any questions, please come back here and feel free to ask.

    I hope the links will shed some light on your query.

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    Re: even if / even though

    Thank you very much...i have another question.i am always confused with the words " refer to and mention or some more words that have the same meaning"
    do these words ( refer to/mention) mean the same? if you do not mind, could you please explain these to me with examples ? Thanks

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    Re: even if / even though

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Thank you very much. I have another question. I am always confused with about the words "refer to" and "mention" (or some more other words that have the same/similar meaning).
    Do these words (refer to/mention) mean the same? If you do not mind, could you please explain these to me with examples? Thanks.
    Hello, again.

    Well, I'd strongly recommend you consult some online dictionaries, such as
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
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    refer - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

    I hope I can be of some help to you.

    P.S.
    Please be careful about punctuation, capitalization and spacing in your future posts, and please ask unrelated questions in separate threads.
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    Re: even if / even though

    Thanks for your recommendation and more thanks for correcting my sentences.

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