Even Though vs. Even So

'Even though' and 'even so' are mistaken by learners because of their similar pronounciations. In this lesson, we will discover more about them.

"Even Though" vs. "Even So" in the English grammar

What Is Their Main Difference?

The main difference between 'even though' and 'even so' is in the meaning they convey. 'Even though' is used to mean 'despite' while 'even so' is used to mean 'nevertheless.'

Meaning

'Even though' and 'even so' are different in meaning. 'Even though' is used to show that something is happening in spite of a hurdle. 'Even so' is used to show a surprising fact about what was said earlier.

He won the game, even though he broke his arm.

It was cold outside but even so we enjoyed the picnic.

Position in a Sentence

'Even though' is used at the beginning of the dependent clause. We can also use it at the beginning of the sentence and the middle of the two clauses. 'Even so' is used at the beginning of the main clause.

Even though he was sick, he came to the party.

He came to the party, even though he was sick.

The show was being cancelled even so it had a great fan-base.

The company is bankrupt even so the CEO did his best to avoid it.

Why Are They Confused?

'Even though' and 'even so' are confused as they are close in pronounciation.

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