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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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    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 https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post598185, 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.

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

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