Unit 109 Even


  • 다음의 예를 보겠습니다.
    Tina loves watching television.
    Tina 는 TV 보는 것을 정말 좋아합니다.
    She has a TV set in every room of the house – even the bathroom.
    방마다 TV 가 있고 심지어 욕실에도 있습니다.
    even 은 무언가가 평범하지 않거나 놀라운 경우에 사용합니다. 화장실에 TV 가 있는 일은 평범하지 않습니다.
    • These pictures are really awful. Even I could take better pictures than these.
      (and I’m certainly not a good photographer)
    • He always wears a coat – even in hot weather.
    • Nobody would help her – not even her best friendor
      Not even her best friend would help her.

 § even : [사실·극단적인 사례 등을 강조하여] …까지도, …조차(도), …마저


  • even 은 주로 문장의 중간에 동사와 같이 사용합니다. (Unit 107 참조)
    • Sue has traveled all over the world. She has even been to the Antarctic.
      (It’s especially unusual to go to the Antarctic, so she must have traveled a lot.)
    • They are very rich. They even have their own private jet.
  • not even 의 경우:
    • I can’t cook. I can’t even boil an egg. (and boiling an egg is very easy)
    • They weren’t very friendly to us. They didn’t even say hello.
    • Jenny is in great shape. She’s just run five miles, and she’s not even out of breath.


  • even¹ + 비교급 (cheaper / more expensive, etc.):
    • I got up very early, but John got up even earlier.
    • I knew I didn’t have much money, but I have even less than I thought.
    • We were surprised to get a letter from her. We were even more surprised when she came to see us a few days later.

 § ¹ [비교급을 강조하여] 한층, 더욱, 훨씬

  D     Even though / even when / even if

  • even though / even when / even if + 주어(subject) + 동사(verb)의 형태로 사용할 수 있습니다.
    • Even though she can’t drive, she has bought a car.
    • He never shouts, even when he’s angry.
    • I’ll probably see you tomorrow. But even if I don’t see you tomorrow, I’m sure we’ll see each other before the weekend.
  • even + 주어 + 동사 형태로 사용할 수 없습니다.
    • Even though she can’t drive, she bought a car. (not Even she can’t drive)
    • I can’t reach the shelf even if I stand on a chair. (not even I stand)
  • even ifif 의 비교:
    • We’re going to the beach tomorrow. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like. We’re going even if it’s raining. (비가 온다 할지라도)
    • We hope to go to the beach tomorrow, but we won’t go if it’s raining. (비가 오면)

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