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Hi!

As homework I had to make sentences using "even though". Could you check them for me, please?


He got lost, even though he had studied the city map.

I didn’t get into the swing of things, even though I had studied hard.

They didn’t land a job, even though they were well-suited for it.

She had a temporary job,even though she didn’t need it.

We didn’t straight up the room even though, it was a mess.

You worked as a messenger boy, even though you hadn’t had any experience.

They didn’t travel, even though they had bought the tickets.

I didn’t take the pictures, even though I had brought the camera.

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AnonymousWe didn’t straight up the room even though, it was a mess.
You have put a comma in the wrong place. None of your sentences really need a comma but I am not saying that using commas is wrong. I think most style guides advise you to drop a comma in short sentences like yours unless the order of the clauses is reversed:

Even though he had studied the city map, he got lost.

Instead of your version above, I would say: We didn't tidy up the room even though it was a mess.

I would also prefer: I didn't take [any] pictures even though I had brought my camera.

Somebody else may find other minor mistakes. A quick glance didn't reveal more than this to me.

CB
Hi Matthew
AnonymousThey didn’t land a job, even though they were well-suited for it.
In addition to what CoolBreeze wrote, I would suggest that you use "the" in this sentence since you seem to be referring to a specific job:

They didn’t land the job even though they were well-suited for it.
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Hello, Cool Breeze

Thanks for your explanation and corrections. But, by the way, isn't straight up correct in the sentence: "We didn't straight up the room even though it was a mess" ? Because straight up is a synonym of tidy up, isn't it?

Thanks again,
Matthew
Hi, Yankee

For sure! Thank you very much.

Best wishes,
Matthew
AnonymousHello, Cool Breeze

Thanks for your explanation and corrections. But, by the way, isn't straight up correct in the sentence: "We didn't straight up the room even though it was a mess" ? Because straight up is a synonym of tidy up, isn't it?

Thanks again,
Matthew

You're looking for "straighten up," which means "tidy up." Straight up is a drink without ice.
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My God!!! I couldn't notice my typing mistake! I'm very sorry!

Thank you very much, Ms.Geek

Best wishes,
Matthew