FCE (First Certificate in English)
Even if, as if, even though, as though
If and though, and if and even if are different.
|I'll help you if you want.||if = possibly|
|I'll help you though you don't want me to.||though = a fact, I know this|
|I'll marry him if he is rich.||But not if he is poor!|
|I'll marry him even if he is poor.||I'll marry him in any situation|
As if and as though, and though and even though are the same.
|He looked as though he wanted to cry.|
He looked as if he wanted to cry.
|as if = as though . We use them to say "like/similar".|
|I like dogs even though they are smelly.
I like dogs though they are smelly
|Even though is a bit stronger than though.|
In the FCE exam, you might get questions for this in part 2 (open cloze). Choose the best word (if, though, as or even) to complete these sentences.