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    Question Even so

    Hello. I would like to ask you if these two sentences are rightly written:

    "I think that man will not have finished with this work next week, even so, I have already bought all the supplies" or should I write: "I think that man will not have finished with this work next week; even so, ........ or I think..........next week. Even so, I have . Which of them is right ?

    Other question, could I replace even so for nevertheless in the same way?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Even so

    Do you mean 'even though'? Who is 'man' in your sentence?



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    Re: Even so

    Dear Snowcake:
    I used even so as a synonim of nevertheless, even though, though. Is it not right?
    And the man in my sentence is whoever man who is working, for instance, a builder.
    My question was about the punctuation and the usage of even so or nevertheless.If you would like to explain me. Thanks for your help

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    Re: Even so

    Say:
    I think that man will not be finished with this work by next week. Even so, I have already bought all the supplies.


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    Re: Even so

    Thank you, Ron Bee. Is there any punctuation rule concerning this kind of words, which are conjunctions, arenīt they?. In my mother tongue, there is not any, and it is difficult for us to understand what is the reason to separate both sentences. If you donīt mind,this is an important issue(?) for me.
    Best regards

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    Re: Even so

    Sorry for misleading you. It seems that I was a bit slow on the uptake that day. I only flicked through your text.

    I also would separate the two sentences, because there are two parts of information, and above all, it's easier to read.


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    Re: Even so

    Quote Originally Posted by MARAMARA View Post
    Thank you, Ron Bee. Is there any punctuation rule concerning this kind of words, which are conjunctions, arenīt they?. In my mother tongue, there is not any, and it is difficult for us to understand what is the reason to separate both sentences. If you donīt mind,this is an important issue(?) for me.
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    You have two independent clauses (sentences). You have to separate them with either a period or a semicolon.



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    #8

    Re: Even so

    i totally agree with ron bee


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    Re: Even so

    Thanks, Snowcake and Ron Bee. I should have to look for more grammar concerning punctuation rules. I have understood all your explanations and , as you have said, Ron Bee, you flicked through my text, well, I always stagger around English language.This is a joke!!!
    All of you are a good companion and teachers for me.
    Best regards!

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    Re: Even so

    It was me who flicked through your text, not Ron.

    And now I know the term 'independent clause' which I was looking for, but couldn't remember, and thus, had to use words that unfortunately weren't accurate.
    Thank you, Ron.



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