even if & even though

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dear teacher,
Can you explain to me in detail what is the difference between even if and even though? thanks!
 

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'Even' basically makes the word it is modifying stronger.

1. Even if he comes, I won't speak to him. (Here, I think it is unlikely that he will come)

2. Even though he came, I refused to speak to him. (He came, but I didn't speak to him.)

The first is imaginary, but the second is real. ;-)
 
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