Are these two totally synonymous? Can one be used in place of the other anywhere? Are there any differences in nuance, or anything at all?
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These two are not equivalent. Even though is used to introduce a condition which currently is true, while even if introduces a hypothetical condition that is not yet true.
This means that it's raining right now, but I'm going to the park anyway.
This means that it's not yet raining, but I will go to the park even if it starts to rain. Note that in this case the present progressive I'm going actually indicates a near future action.
protected by Mari-Lou A Sep 3 '15 at 16:14
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