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Is the following construction correct?

Even if he were present there, even then he would only be a suspect, not an accused.

Please guide me. Thanks.
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Hi,
Is the following construction correct?

Even if he were present there, even then he would only be a suspect, not an accused.

I hesitate to say it's wrong, but it sounds odd.
I'd just say

Even if he were present there, he would only be a suspect, and not an accused.

Clive

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Thanks, Clive.

That means "even if...even then" structure is not altogether wrong. But in language along with accuracy beauty and simplicity are also given importance.