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    Even though

    I still have some problems with conjunctions, and just wanted to check if this sentence is grammatically right:

    I still have some energy, even though last night I was proving wrong the stereotype that Brazilians are natural born dancers! But I tried my best.

    I'm not sure if I used even though correctly and not sure if the word order in the sentence is the best one either.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Even though

    I still have some energy, even though last night I was proving wrong the stereotype that Brazilians are natural born dancers! But I tried my best.
    It's fine, Argonaut.

    Welcome to the board.

    Rover


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    Re: Even though

    Thanks, mate!

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    Re: Even though

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's fine, Argonaut.

    Welcome to the board.

    Rover
    Argonaut - bemvindo!. Just to add to Rover's comment, your use of 'even though' is fine; the tense you used is unusual (although you could emphasize what you spent your time doing by saying 'was proving' - although 'I spent the evening proving' would sound more natural to me). Normally, I think, you'd say 'I proved' (as that's what you did 'last night').

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    Re: Even though

    Thanks, Bob!

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    Re: Even though

    Quote Originally Posted by Argonaut View Post
    Thanks, mate!
    The name's Rover.


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    Re: Even though

    Sorry, Rover! Thank you

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    Re: Even though

    You're welcome

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    Re: Even though

    Quote Originally Posted by Argonaut View Post
    Thanks, mate!
    Now show us your best samba!

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