Even Though Or Although

By Team MeaningKosh

Even though or although are both used to introduce contrasting information in a sentence. They can both indicate that two pieces of information, although seemingly at odds with one another, are both true. This article will explain how these words are used and provide some FAQs related to the usage.

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What is the difference between “even though” and “although”?

Even though and although have very similar meanings - they both introduce a contrast between two statements. The difference is that although is more formal than even though.

Is it ever correct to use both “although” and “even though” together in a sentence?

Yes, you can use them together in a sentence but only if you want to emphasize the contrast between the two clauses. For example, "Although I had been warned about their behaviour, I still went out with them even though I knew it was a mistake."

Can “even though” be followed by a clause beginning with 'because'?

Yes, you can use "even though" before clauses beginning with 'because'. For example, "I went out with them even though I knew it was a mistake because they seemed so friendly."

When do I use "although" instead of "even though?"

You should usually use "although" when writing formally or in academic contexts as it is slightly more formal than "even though". However, if you're writing informally or for an informal context then either could be used.

In conclusion, even though and although are used in similar ways to introduce contrasting information in sentences. While there is some overlap between how they are used, there are certain differences such as formality level and construction that should be taken into account when deciding which word to use.


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