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Even though.. (but..)

Posted by on March 8th, 2016 | 0 comments | compare contrast, EAP, IELTS, Indo English, meskipun, speaking, vocabulary, walaupun, writing

Even the government has tried hard to control corruption, but bribery is still commonplace.

There are two problems here.
First of all ‘even’ at the beginning of a sentence is normally joined by ‘though’: even though (2 words!).
Indonesian flag The second problem is often experienced by Indonesians trying to translate meskipun..akan tetapi. In English there is no akan tetapi, so no but:

  • Even though the government has tried hard to control corruption, bribery is still commonplace.

Notice the position of the comma in this sentence and don’t forget to include it.
Have fun using even though!

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