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    even though working

    Hi,

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ough-or-though

    Although and though with -ing clauses: In formal situations, we can use although and though to introduce an -ing clause:

    - [a teacher talking about a student] Peter, although working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.

    I would like to ask if we can use 'even though' with -ing clauses or not.

    - [a teacher talking about a student] Peter, even though working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.

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    Re: even though working

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Hi,

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ough-or-though

    Although and though with -ing clauses: In formal situations, we can use although and though to introduce an -ing clause:

    - [a teacher talking about a student] Peter, although working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.

    I would like to ask if we can use 'even though' with -ing clauses or not.

    - [a teacher talking about a student] Peter, even though working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.
    I haven't confirmed this with official references, but it is probably preferable to use "despite" in the examples above.

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    Re: even though working

    I don't have a problem with "even though" here, although I agree that using "despite" is a more efficient way of saying the same thing.

    (Perhaps a slight difference in AmE and BrE usage?)

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