Even, Even if, Even when, Even though, Every time

1. Even

中文裡「即便下雨,我也要去。」學生想要把這句話用英文表達時,很容易就把「即便even」當作連接詞,來連接前後兩個句子,就寫出Even it rains, I will go.
*其實英文中的even是表示程度副詞,用來加強語氣

Even a child can understand it. (即使小孩子都能懂)
He never even opened the book. (他甚至連書本都沒有打開)
2. Even if, Even when, Even though

但是如果要用even連接兩個句子的話,一定要與連接詞連用,例如even if, even though,等。

Even though it rains,I will go. (即使下雨,我也要去)
I don’t mind even though he doesn’t come. (即使他沒有來,我也不介意)
3. Every time

以此類推,碰到every time又出問題了。Every time是一個時間副詞,如果要連接兩個句子的話,必須要加連接詞when才對。

Every time when she talks about movies, she becomes excited.*
每當談到電影的話,她都變得很興奮。

可是偏偏Every time是不需連接詞來連接兩個句子的。必須改成:

Every time she talks about movies, she becomes excited.

Every time I come this way, I call on him. (每次我來到這邊,我都拜訪他)