#GrammarTrivia: Because vs Even though

Today we will learn about the different way to expressing result with ‘because’ and ‘even though.’

‘Because’ introduces an adverb clause; it is followed by a subject and verb.

Like ‘because,’ ‘even though’ introduces an adverb clause.
‘Because’ and ‘even though’ are subordinating conjunctions used to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause.

The main clause and subordinate clause in ‘because’ are balance, but the main clause and subordinate clause in ‘even though’ are contradiction.
‘Because’ is used to express expected results.

‘Even though’ is used to express unexpected results.
E.g.

  1. Because I was sick, I didn’t go to work.

  2. Even though I was sick, I went to work.

  3. Because the weather was horrible, I stayed at home.

  4. Even though the weather was nice, I stayed at home.

  5. Because the alarm rang, Hans woke up.

  6. Even though the alarm rang, Hans didn’t wake up.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

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