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# Although Vs. Even Though

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28 Jun 2006, 20:20
Can anyone please explain the usage of Although vs. Even though in GMAT SC. If one preferred over the other, or does that depend on the context and meaning of the sentence..
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28 Jun 2006, 20:59
This is what I think:

As compared to "Although", "Even though" is used when we need to stress more.

Although you promised me to take to movie, you were again stuck with your GMAT prep.

Even though you promised me to take to movie, you were again stuck with your GMAT prep.

Second sentence is putting more stress.

Any other thoughts????
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28 Jun 2006, 21:00
Although, Though, Even though

"Although", "Though", "Even though" are ADVERBs/CONJUCTIONs.
At the beginning of a clause, "although", "even though", and "though" all mean "in spite of the fact that/despite the fact".

"although" â€“ "even though" â€“ These are used in the same way.
They essentially mean the same thing. However, "even though" is more emphatic.

As conjunctions, although and though are generally interchangeable:
Although (or though) she smiled, she was angry.
Although is usually placed at the beginning of its clause (as in the preceding example), whereas though may occur elsewhere and is the more common term when used to link words or phrases, as in wiser though poorer.
In certain constructions, only though is acceptable:
Fond though (not although) I am of sports, I'd rather not sit through another basketball game.

Despite, in spite of

Despite/in spite of have the same meaning, but despite is used without 'of'.
Despite/in spite of are followed by a noun, a pronoun or a verb ending in -ing.

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29 Jun 2006, 04:19
Gracias!!
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08 Jul 2013, 04:52
Although can be used with fragments, whereas you can't use 'even though' with fragments(only with clauses).

Eg :
You, although promised to take me out, you were busy preparing for GMAT.

Here you can't use 'even though'. Otherwise, generally they are interchangeable.

'even though' is used when you want to put some extra stress on some clause.

Generally, GMAT won't test you on this.
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Re: Although Vs. Even Though [#permalink]

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20 Sep 2014, 07:06
Hi All,

Is it a thumb rule that "Although" and "Even Though" must be followed by a noun ?

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28 Oct 2014, 09:55
The distinction is not significant in the context of the exam. I would not worry about this.
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