As you know, we use because to show expected results. On the other hand, we use even though to show unexpected results. The structure is even though + subject + verb. Compare because with even though:
- Because it was raining, I didn’t go to the beach. (on a rainy day, not going to the beach is expected)
- Even though it was raining, I went go to the beach. (on a rainy day, going to the beach is unexpected)
- Because I was full, I didn’t have dessert.
- Even though I was full, I had had dessert.
When we talk about a condition, we use even if to show that the condition does not matter, and that the result will not change either. The structure is even if + subject + verb.
- I have plans to go to the beach today. Even if it rains, I am going to go to the beach.
- This restaurant is famous for its delicious dessert. Even if I am full, I am going to order dessert!
- I’m still not good at playing ping-pong. Even if I practice every week, I’m still not improving.
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