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A sentence from the fridays' edition of the wall street journal.

sentence 1 :
Even as market reforms have brought China a new level of prosperity, hundreds of millions of Chinese are becoming left behind.

Can " Even as" be used interchangeably with Although ..
Any specific rules or idioms regarding this...

sentence 2 :

The Pentagon is sending several thousand more marines than originally planned to Iraq next year.

is the comparison correct?

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New post 01 Dec 2003, 03:31
Sentence 1:

I think "even as" and "although" are not exactly synonymous. "even as" connotes strongly that the action is still in process, whereas "although" is more neutral in that the process could have already been completed or not and is more dependent on its context to decide which.

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I think the sentence as written is a shortened form of:

The Pentagon is sending several thousand more marines than (they) originally planned (to send) to Iraq next year.

Since the ellipses do not cloud the meaning, IMO, it is a proper comparison.
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AkamaiBrah wrote:
Sentence 1:

I think "even as" and "although" are not exactly synonymous. "even as" connotes strongly that the action is still in process, whereas "although" is more neutral in that the process could have already been completed or not and is more dependent on its context to decide which.

2)
I think the sentence as written is a shortened form of:

The Pentagon is sending several thousand more marines than (they) originally planned (to send) to Iraq next year.

Since the ellipses do not cloud the meaning, IMO, it is a proper comparison.


thanks, nice info.

when is it ok to use ellipsis?

of course, when it does not change the intended meaning of the sentence.

But there has to be more to it.

i wish i had more examples. Could you explain a bit about when its ok to

use ellipsis and when is it not?

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