English Grammar: Although VS Even though
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What is the difference between "Although" and "Even though"?[edit | edit source]
The two expressions carry (roughly) the same meaning.
There is a nuance of difference between "Although" and "Even though" expressions in certain, but very few, instances...
Is there a difference between : ''Although, and Even though''? Are all subordinating conjuctions, which connect two sentences together.
Are used for the same meaning, expressing the idea of contrast. When you’re using these words, remember that there has to be a contrast.
You can’t use “although”, “even though” and “though” when the two parts of the sentence are similar. You can find detailed explanations and examples below.
“Although” means “in spite of something”.
“Even Though“ we use “even though“ when we’re talking about a real situation. We use it to express a fact or when we think something is true. Allow me to illustrate with an example:
- Although the room is big, it won't hold all that furniture.
- Everyone enjoyed the trip to the final although we lost the match!
- Although we don't agree, I think she's a brilliant speaker.
- Even though we don't agree, I think she's a brilliant speaker.
- Even though I was only six, I can still remember the story.
- I’m going out right now, even though it’s raining.
*Even though is slightly stronger and more emphatic than although.
Source : Dictionary Cambridge.
Example 1: Same meaning[edit | edit source]
- a) Although she did not want to, Sarah went to the dance.
- b) Even though she did not want to, Sarah went to the dance.
Example 2: Slightly different meaning(s)[edit | edit source]
- a) Although it was a cool day, I went swimming.
- b) I went swiming even though it was a cool day.