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  • Hi, I'm Phil from BBC Learning English.

  • Today, I'm going to tell you the difference between 'even though' and 'even if'.

  • Now, we use them both for emphasis but they don't mean the same.

  • We use 'even though' to introduce something that's true, but might be a little bit unexpected.

  • It's a bit like 'despite'.

  • Even though I hate driving, I'm still going to Scotland by car.

  • Even though I hate tennis, I'm still going to watch the final.

  • We use 'even if' to introduce something hypothetical, so it might not be real.

  • Even if it's sunny when we're in Scotland, I'm not going swimming.

  • Even if you paid me, I wouldn't watch that film.

  • So, 'even though' is for things that are true but unexpected, and 'even if' is for things that are hypothetical, so they might not be real.

  • Even though they look the same, they are differenteven if you didn't notice at first!

Hi, I'm Phil from BBC Learning English.

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/06/07
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