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    #1

    Even though

    I have tried to use "even though" in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. Even though John worked hard, he hardly managed to support his numerous family.
    2. Even though the snow plows worked the whole night, long hold-ups formed on the road.
    3. Even though it was a perfect day for a game, the football match was unexciting.

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    #2

    Re: Even though

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    1. Even though John worked hard, he hardly managed to earn enough (money) to support his numerous large family.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    2. Even though the snow plows worked for/through/throughout the whole night, long hold-ups formed on the road.

    #3 is OK.

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    #3

    Re: Even though

    I am wondering about my second sentence.
    Would it be correct if I write it like this?

    Even though the snow plows had been working through the whole night, long hold-ups formed on the road.

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    #4

    Re: Even though

    Yes, that would be fine too.

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    #5

    Re: Even though

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering about my second sentence.
    Would it be correct if I write it like this?

    Even though the snow plows had been working through the whole night, long hold-ups formed on the road.
    Two things.

    You don't need "whole" there.

    What are "long hold-ups"? Drifts?

    (Past continuous is okay, but simple past works too.)

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    #6

    Re: Even though

    Tarheel.

    Hold-ups are traffic jams.

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