We found that a lot of students struggle with using “even” in a sentence no matter both their writing and speaking tests. Today, we have summarized the most common ways to use “even” in a sentence, including “even though”, “even if” and more.
1. Is + even (this is used to show surprise)
There is even an app which claims to translate dog’s barks.
2. Even + verb (this is used to show something is extreme)
I even began to exploit him in subtle ways.
3. Modal verbs + even (this is used to show surprise)
He can’t even spell his own name.
4. Even/not even + a person/thing (this is used to show that it is normal)
Even local nurseries charge $150 a week.
5. Even + adj/adv
She’s even more intelligent than her sister.
6. Even though (this is used to connect two clauses)
It means despite the fact that, which is similar to “although”.
Even though the forest park is far away, a lot of tourists visit it every year.
7. Even if (Used to show that something is surprising, unusual, unexpected, or extreme and join two clauses)
I only take on work that excites me, even if it means turning down lots of money.