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Examples to help with exercises 9 12 on pages 340-342

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  • 1. Examples Subordinators even though =although = in spite of the fact that Preposition in spite of Adverb even
  • 2. Although = even though = in spite of the fact thatThese are subordinators, or adverbial expressions. They are used to combine two complete sentences.
  • 3. Even though I’m sleepy, I came to class this evening.Although I’m sleepy, I came to class this evening.In spite of the fact that I’m sleepy, I came to class this evening.
  • 4. “in spite of” is a preposition You must follow it with a noun or noun phrase.
  • 5. I came to class this evening in spite of the bad weather.I came to class this evening in spite of my sleepiness.
  • 6. You CAN’T say:**I came to class today in spite of I’m tired.“I’m tired” is a sentence, not just the object of a preposition.
  • 7. You CAN say:I came to class today in spite of the fact that I’m tired.
  • 8. The problem with “even” and “even though.” “Even though” is a subordinator. “Even” is an adverb. Their meanings are complete different.
  • 9. “Even” is an adverb that’s used for emphasis: Last night was cold, but tonight will be even colder.I dated him in high school, but now I can’t even remember his name.

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