# Is Even A Conjunction? 5 Facts(When, How & Examples)

There are some words which can not stand alone to perform the role of “conjunction”. Let us see how the word “even” plays the role of a conjunction.

The word “even” needs the words “if” and “though”  along with it as it can not stand alone to perform the role of a “conjunction.”

Now, let us see how the words “even if” and “even though” perform the role of conjunction.

## When is “even” a conjunction?

There are some words which can not be used as a conjunction if they stand alone. Let us check the situations where we can use the word “Even” as a conjunction.

The word “even” is a conjunction when we add the words, “if” and “though” after the word “even” to make it a “conjunction” because the single word “even” always performs as an adverb.

Now, we will see the meaning of the words “even if” and “even though” while using them as a “conjunction”.

## How is “even” a subordinating conjunctive?

Some words require additions to play the role of conjunction. Let us see if the word “even” is a conjunction or not.

The word “even” is a “subordinating conjunctive” in such a way where we add “if” and “though” after the word “even” to help it to connect one subordinate clause to the main clause.

Now , we will learn about use of “even if” and “even though” as a “subordinate conjunction”.

• We need to transform the word “even” into the word group “even if” or “even though” to make it function like a subordinate conjunction.
• The word group “even if” can be certainly marked as a subordinate conjunction because it helps to connect a subordinate clause to the main clause to complete the meaning of the main clause.
• We mainly use the subordinate conjunction “even if” to represent an imaginary or unreal situation.
• The word group “even though” can also be certainly marked as a subordinate conjunction because it connects two clauses to make the meaning complete.
• We mainly use the subordinate conjunction “even though” to show a real situation or fact.
• Thus, we can state that the meanings of the subordinate conjunctions “even if” and “even though” are contradictory.

## Examples of “even” as conjunction –

Now, we will go through sentences that are framed with the subordinate conjunction “even if” or “even though”.

## When is “even” not considered as conjunction?

The word “even” plays the role of three types of parts of speech. Let us see the roles that the word “even” plays in English, but not as a conjunction.

We can see the use of the word “even” as an “adverb” and a “verb” in the English language.

### Use of the word “even” as an “adverb” –

Now, we are going to consider those aspects that can be emphasized with the help of the adverb “even.”

### Use of the word “even” as a “verb” –

We can use the word “even” as a “verb” to refer a particular activity “to make smooth.”

## Examples of “even” not considered as conjunctions –

Now, we will go through some examples and related explanations where the word “even” is not in use as a conjunction.

#### Conclusion:

There are two more words that can also be used along with the word “even” but these combinations can not be used as a conjunction. These two combinations are “even now” and “even then”. The purpose of the word “even now” is to show surprise that some activity is still in action and the meaning of the word “even then” is to show surprise about an action or even after the occurrence of the action or event.

Arpita Bose Roy

Hey! I am Arpita Bose Roy. My qualifications are M.A. in English with  B. Ed. in both general education and special education. I have 2 years of experience as a "language analyst" at IIT Kharagpur and 4 years of experience as an "Academic Content Developer" at IIT Kharagpur. Currently, I am working as an academic writer at Lambdageeks. Let's connect through LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/arpita-bose-roy-0aa32553