Even | English Grammar
Even a child can understand this book. (Therefore you can be sure it is a simple one.)
Even most often goes in mid position (after auxiliary verbs and is/am/are/was/were; before other verbs).
- He is rude to everybody. He is even rude to the police. (NOT Even he is — or He even is —)
- It puzzled even the experts. (NOT It even puzzled — or Even it puzzled —)
Even goes at the beginning of a clause when it refers just to the subject.
- Even a child can solve this problem.
It is also possible to put even before other words and expressions that we want to emphasise.
- I work every day, even on Sundays.
Not even is used to talk about a negative extreme.
- He can’t even write his own name.
Even if and even though
We can use even before if and though.
- I will go even if (though) you forbid me to.
Even so means in spite of that, however.
- The book is expensive, but even so you ought to buy it. (NOT — even though you ought to buy it.)