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    if/even if, though/although

    What difference between if/even if, though/although?

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    Re: if/even if, though/although

    If I won a million dollars I would be happy.
    If introduces the idea that A will happen - B will happen

    Even if I won a million dollars it wouldn't be enough and I wouldn't be happy.


    Even if introduces the idea that A may happen but B will not happen

    A couple had an argument

    he says: Will you forgive me if I buy you a diamond ring?
    she says: Even if you buy me a diamond ring I will not forgive you.

    Even if I studied this for 10 hours I wouldn't understand it.
    hope this helps:)

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    Re: if/even if, though/although

    Quote Originally Posted by Songkran View Post
    What difference between if/even if, though/although?
    Although/ though/even though are used to express a contrasting idea.

    Although she tried to stop, she hit the man.
    She couldnīt sleep although it was late.
    I enjoyed my trip to India though I was quite ill.
    I enjoyed my trip to India even though I was really ill. (= big contrast)

    After though, although and even though use a subjet + verb.
    Even though is stronger than although and though.
    Though is more informal than although.

    Hope that helps.

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