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Friday the 21st of September, 2018
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THE WORD EVEN (EVEN SO)

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Happy Friday, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope that you had a nice week.

Today we are completing our week about the adverb EVEN. Today we are looking at EVEN SO

We use EVEN SO like we use the words "but" or "however." However, we use EVEN SO when it is an unexpected result.

Example 1: She doesn't speak English. Even so, we can communicate somehow. 

Example 2: The house was very dirty. Even so, I was able to clean it in just 3 hours. 

Example 3: He didn't buy Marta a birthday present. Even so, she bought him one. 

Example 4: It rained during our vacation. Even so, we had a great time. 

That's all for this week. Monday is a bank holiday in Barcelona (La Mercè) so there will be no Daily Vitamin on Monday.

We will see you on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend!



Thursday the 20th of September, 2018
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THE WORD EVEN (EVEN IF)

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Welcome back, Daily Vitamin readers! Happy Thursday to you.

Today we are looking at another EVEN phrase: EVEN IF.

EVEN IF is used in the part of a sentence that describes an unreal situation or something that doesn't happen often.

Example 1: Even if I had all the money in the world, I would not buy an expensive car.

Example 2: I can't drink this coffee. Even if I added more sugar and cream, it would still be too bitter.

Example 3: We couldn't go to the beach because it was raining. But even if it were sunny, I wouldn't have gone. I don't like the beach.

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!

We will see you tomorrow for one more lesson about the word EVEN.



Wednesday the 19th of September, 2018
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THE WORD EVEN (EVEN WHEN)

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Hello everyone! Today we are continuing our lessons about the word EVEN. Today we are looking at EVEN WHEN

EVEN WHEN is very similar to EVEN THOUGH. We use both to show an unexpected result. However, because we have the word WHEN, we are showing an emphasis on a
time when something happens


Example 1: Even when I followed the recipe exactly, the cake didn't taste good. I tried to make it three times!

Example 2: I could never make my boss happy, even when I did everything he asked me to.

Example 3: Even when I was young, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. 

Can you use EVEN WHEN in a sentence? Practice with us! Post a sample sentence on one of our social media pages (Facebook or Twitter) and we will give you some feedback. 

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That's all for today. We will see you tomorrow, when we learn how to use EVEN IF. See you then!



Tuesday the 18th of September, 2018
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THE WORD EVEN (EVEN THOUGH)

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Hello, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope your day is going well.

We are continuing our week about the word EVEN by focusing on EVEN THOUGH. We use EVEN THOUGH to show an unexpected result. 

Example 1: Even though I studied German for 5 years, I don't speak it with confidence. (We would expect this person to speak German with more confidence.)

Example 2: Even though he's only 6 years old, he's an incredible singer. (It is unexpected for a child to be such a great singer.)

Example 3: Even though he didn't graduate from college, my father is a very successful man. (Sometimes we expect success from people who attend college; for those who didn’t, we often expect success to be more difficult to achieve.)

You might notice that EVEN THOUGH is similar to ALTHOUGH. The two are very similar. You can use ALTHOUGH in place of EVEN THOUGH in all of the above sentences.

Can you use EVEN THOUGH in a sentence? Post your sentence on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we'll give you some feedback. 

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We will see you tomorrow for another way to use EVEN. Thanks for reading!



Monday the 17th of September, 2018
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 THE WORD EVEN (FOR EMPHASIS)

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a nice weekend.

Are you ready for this week's theme? We are looking at the adverb EVEN. Today we are focusing on using EVEN for emphasis.

We use EVEN to add shock or surprise to a sentence. 

Example 1: She always wears a dress, even in the rain!

Example 2: I forget everything. I even forgot my own birthday. 

Example 3: My mom can cook everything. She can even cook delicious Japanese ramen and beautiful French pastries.

That's all for today. Tomorrow we will look at EVEN THOUGH. See you then!