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    no matter even though

    He is always side with me through thick and thin and no matter even though I am the biggest loser ever.

    My teacher said that "no matter even though" here isn't correct. She asked us to research it at home and give her explanation the following week.

    Can you explain to me this grammar point and tell me how I can use it?

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: no matter even though

    The problem isn't "even though". It's the combination no matter even though.

    GMAT Grammar: Although vs Though vs Even though

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    Re: no matter even though

    Sorry. I don't see the answer in the link you gave.
    Can you explain to me this grammar?
    Thank you.

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    Re: no matter even though

    Please help me!!!!
    I really need your helps.

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    Re: no matter even though

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    Please help me!!!!
    I really need your helps.
    The sentence is ok if you leave out "no matter" and "is" and add an "s" to side, as below.

    He always sides with me through thick and thin and even though I am the biggest loser ever.

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    Re: no matter even though

    Thanks you, bhaisahab

    Could you please tell me why no matter even though is wrong??

    Is there any case in which we can use "no matter even though"??

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    Re: no matter even though

    He always sides with me through thick and thin and even though I am the biggest loser ever.

    I forgot to say that you should also delete the "and".

    No matter even though do not go together in this sentence, what makes you think that they do, what do you think they mean together?

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    Re: no matter even though

    I took this sentence in my student book. All the 11th graders in my country study English in this book. So what if this sentence is wrong? My teacher also said that it was wrong. She asked us to research and give her explanation.

    Please tell me why it is wrong. Do "no matter" and "even though" never go together?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: no matter even though

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    I took this sentence in my student book. All the 11th graders in my country study English in this book. So what if this sentence is wrong? My teacher also said that it was wrong. She asked us to research and give her explanation.

    Please tell me why it is wrong. Do "no matter" and "even though" never go together?

    Thank you so much
    It's possibly a misprint in the book for "no matter even that".
    You could say "He stayed with me no matter even that I am the biggest loser."
    This means: "It doesn't even matter that I am the biggest loser; he stayed with me".
    "no matter that I am" and "even though I am" mean a similar thing.
    The reason is that you can't just put two phrases that mean a similar thing together like this. That should keep your teacher happy.

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    Re: no matter even though

    I don't know what to say now.
    Thank you so so so much, Raymott

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