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Hello,

He spied for his country many times, even killed a lot of enemy combatants.

Can 'even' be used like this to connect two clauses?

Thanks.

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anonymousCan 'even' be used like this to connect two clauses?

That is not what you're seeing. It could just as well have been "He spied for his country many times, killed a lot of enemy combatants." It's as though it's a two-item list employing asyndeton, the omission of the conjunction. You could extend it like so: "He spied for his country many times, killed a lot of enemy combatants, undermined governments, toppled kings."