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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  12/JUN/2003 11:28 AM
Assunto:  Re: Even though vs. In spite of
 
Mensagem:  Dear Renato "Even though the idea behind the invention is relatively simple, it has become an enormous money-maker." I found these explanations: "'Even though' is a conjunction used to say that a fact doesn't make the rest of the sentence untrue. It connects ideas within a sentence. E.g: Even though much of the power of the trade unions has been lost, their political influence should not be understimated." And according to the same book: "'In spite of'and 'despite' are used when one wants to say that there is an unexpected contrast between what happend in the main clause and what happened in the adverbial clause. (like although and though)." E.g.: In spite of the idea behind the inventition is relatively simple, it turned to be very unsuccessful. Source: Hewings, Martin. ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE. Cambridge Univerity press. Units 98 and 103. José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Even though vs. In spite of  –  Renato  11/JUN/2003, 3:34 PM
Re: Even though vs. In spite of  –  Miguel Vieira  11/JUN/2003, 7:49 PM
Re: Even though vs. In spite of  –  Renato  12/JUN/2003, 8:56 AM
 Re: Even though vs. In spite of  –  José Roberto  12/JUN/2003, 11:28 AM
Re: Even though vs. In spite of  –  Renato Faustino  12/JUN/2003, 3:33 PM

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