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    Using of adverbial clause

    Usage of Even though – This is a normal way of using it.
    He bought the car even though it is expensive.
    This sentence states two facts – 1- he bought the car
    2- The car is expensive

    Can we use even though with a negative phrases? For example
    Even though they don’t close the contract officially, we can not be obliged after the end of the contract date.

    The message that I want to state – 1- The contract is not officially closed
    2 – We are not required to do anything after the end of the contract end date/ performance date.

    I would also appreciate if someone elaborates the use of EVEN IF. I always have a pause and feel the sentence does not right when I use these words.

    Thanks for your time and willingness to help.

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    Re: Using of adverbial clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Memar View Post
    Usage of Even though – This is a normal way of using it.
    He bought the car even though it was expensive.
    This sentence states two facts – 1- he bought the car
    2- The car was expensive

    Can we use even though with a negative phrases? For example
    Even though they don’t close the contract officially, we cannot be obliged after the end of the contract date. Here you could say either," Even if they don't close...." or, "Even though they haven't closed..."

    The message that I want to state – 1- The contract is not officially closed
    2 – We are not required to do anything after the end of the contract end date/ performance date.

    I would also appreciate if someone elaborates the use of EVEN IF. I always have a pause and feel the sentence does not right when I use these words.

    Thanks for your time and willingness to help.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Using of adverbial clause

    1. Even though she is English, I am going to marry her.
    2. Even if she is English, I am going to marry her
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    1. She is English. Despite this negative situation, I am going to marry her.
    2. Is she English? I don't know. I hope not. But, if it turns out that she is English (which most people would regard as negative) I am going to marry her.

    Even though is a more emphatic way of expressing although.

    Even if removes any doubt that is present with just if:

    If she is English I will marry her.
    This implies that if she is not English, I will not marry her.
    Even if she is English I will marry her. I will marry her regardless of whether she is English or not.

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