One Point English Lesson: Even If & Even Though

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Even if it rains, Benny will go to the beach!

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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