Meaning of EVEN in English

EVEN

adverb

1

BAD : Even I go to bed early, I'm still tired in the morning.

GOOD : Even when I go to bed early, I'm still tired in the morning.

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To introduce a subordinate clause, use even if, even though or even when (NOT even on its own): 'You'll have to accept the invitation, even though you don't want to.' 'Even when my father is angry, he never raises his voice.'

2

BAD : Even though I paid her for the room, but I knew she would prefer to live alone.

GOOD : Even though I paid her for the room, I knew she would prefer to live alone.

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See note at BUT (↑ but )

3

DUBIOUS : Many people think that it even snows in Norway in the summer.

GOOD : Many people think that it snows in Norway even in the summer.

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When there is a danger of confusion, put even immediately before the word or phrase that you want to emphasize (the 'surprising' part of the sentence).

4

BAD : In the future it even might be possible to work only thirty-five hours a week.

GOOD : In the future it might even be possible to work only thirty-five hours a week.

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