Last modified on 15 February 2015, at 12:14

even though



even though

  1. although, though; despite or in spite of the fact that
    She left him even though she still loved him.

Usage notesEdit

  • Even though is almost identical in meaning with plain though or although; the main difference is that even though is more emphatic, putting stronger emphasis on the contrast between the two clauses it connects.
  • Unlike plain though, even though generally only connects clauses; while one can say "He was friendly, though quiet", one cannot readily say "He was friendly, even though quiet".