I do want to know what is the difference between these three conjunctions.

Are there any differences?

"Though" vs. "Even though" vs. "Although"

  • They have different numbers of syllables. Other than that, no difference. However, embedded questions should generally not undergo subject-auxiliary inversion, so your first sentence should be I do want to know what the difference between these three conjunctions is. If that bothers you, you can extrapose the prepositional phrase: I do want to know what the difference is between these three conjunctions. Mar 23, 2014 at 20:19
  • Thank you. I am used to write that way. I don't use this construction because it sounds weird. Anyway, thank you.
    – Fyre
    Mar 23, 2014 at 22:27

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They tend to be used in different situations, differing slightly in emphasis. Maybe because some are harder to say.

For instance, if you wanted to make a big deal out of your following statement, you'd say Although or even though. If it's just a minor issue, then you might say though.

If you're going to trail off thoughtfully after the phrase, you would use although... or though... I've never heard this with even though....

Also, even though emphasizes the "in spite of the fact that..." meaning.

  • The ones with more syllables seem more important (this is a general effect, not limited to these choices), and they are also more likely to be fronted and therefore begin a sentence. Mar 23, 2014 at 21:57

Although and Even though are similar and they had the same meaning. Although and Even though means "despite in fact that".


Although Janie didn't study last night, she passed the difficult exam. Even though Janie didn't study last night, she passed the difficult exam.

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