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  1. #1
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    Albeit/even though

    The difference between even if/even though is clear to me. The second one indicates a fact, the first a hypothesis.
    But how about albeit/even though? My understanding is the the first term kind of better precise/mitigates the effect/extent of the sentence it follows. Ex.: "Napoleon had a great victory, albeit a costly one".


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    jawatokyo is offline Newbie
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    Re: Albeit/even though

    Albeit is always followed by a noun, or a noun phrase. Even though is followed by a clause containing a verb.

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    Re: Albeit/even though

    It's used in other contexts, albeit rarely. It substitutes for the words 'although it may be'.

    See also, which itself points to another thread, which itself points to another thread! This is not an uncommon question, and you can get a lot of information by using Search.

    Last edited by BobK; 23-Jul-2010 at 18:47. Reason: Added first sentence

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