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    even though (full stop instead of comma before it)

    Hi,

    - The weather was awful all week, even though we had a nice rest.

    Can we put a point a full stop after 'all week' instead of 'a comma' if in the second part of the sentence is a second thought. Or, what if I want to write it in a formal style? Can I put a full stop?


    - The weather was awful all week. Even though we had a nice rest.
    - The weather was awful all week. Even though we had a nice rest!

    Thanks.

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    Re: even though (full stop instead of comma before it)

    I am not a teacher.

    No, you can't.

    It doesn't make sense to me in any of the versions.

    Is 'even so' supposed to mean 'nevertheless' or 'despite'? 'Even though the weather was awful all week, we had a nice rest'?

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    Re: even though (full stop instead of comma before it)

    Even though the weather was awful, we had a nice rest.
    We had a nice rest even though the weather was awful.
    The weather was awful. Even so, we had a nice rest.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: even though (full stop instead of comma before it)

    You can put the full stop there, if you are writing dialogue. Some people use dashes for dialogue (by analogy with other languages such as French). I think you may have been thinking along those lines. In formal written English, of course, my friends and colleagues are right.

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