These expressions (even, even though, though and although) are all confusing because they look very similar.
Let's try to discuss each of them:
1. Even = something surprising or unexpected
Ex. (He knows many languages) He can even speak French.
(I don’t have money) I don’t even have small change.
(Anybody can do it) Even children can do it.
2. Even though = but
Ex. Even though it’s raining, we went out.
He’s happy even though he’s poor.
He passed the test even though he didn’t study.
WARNING: Be careful because “even” is an Adverb or an Adjective. On the other hand, “even though” is a Conjunction or a Connector.
S + V <--- even (put inside)
-- while –
S + V even though S + V
Even though S + V, S + V
Please don’t fall for this mistake that many students make:
Even S + V, S + V X
3. Although = but (the same meaning / “even though” is stronger)
Ex. Although it’s raining, we went out.
He’s happy although he’s poor.
He passed the test although he didn’t study.
4. Though = but (the same meaning / "even though" is stronger)
Ex. Though it’s raining, we went out.
He’s happy though he’s poor.
He passed the test though he didn’t study.
*Note: In spoken English, “though” is usually placed at the end of the sentence. Like this:
Ex. It’s raining. We went out though.
He’s poor. He’s happy though.
He didn’t study. He passed the test though.
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