The Grammar GuideSpellingWhat is the difference between 'event' and 'even'?

What is the difference between 'event' and 'even'?

What is the difference between 'event' and 'even'?

The words event and even are often confused because of their similar spelling. We'll explain the difference.

Even means exactly, just, fully when used as an adverb.

Event means an occurrence; something that happens when used as a noun.

Out of the two words, 'even' is the most common. It appears about eight times more frequently than 'event'.



### What's the right phrase 'In any event ,' or 'In any even ,'? The right expression is 'In any event ,'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Should I use 'in the event of' or 'in the even of'?

The right expression is 'in the event of'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Which is right 'In the event of' or 'In the even of'?

The right phrase is 'In the event of'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

Is the correct expression 'the event of a' or 'the even of a'?

The correct phrase is 'the event of a'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Should I use ', in the event' or ', in the even'?

The right phrase is ', in the event'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Is the expression 'even keel' or 'event keel'?

The right phrase is 'even keel'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.

Is the correct phrase 'even money' or 'event money'?

The correct phrase is 'even money'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Is the correct expression 'even stevens' or 'event stevents'?

The correct expression is 'even stevens'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Some synonyms of event are: situation, game, incident, physical phenomenon, upshot.

Some synonyms of even are: levelling, levelling, straight, flushed, change surface.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Examples of event in a sentence

A freakin' Olympic sporting event?
- Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye
The world at large failed to notice this extraordinary event.
- In the night room: a novel by Peter Straub
That terrifying event was overwhelmingly represented by a single school: historical realism.
- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
If he killed Brashen right here, few would question any account he might give of the event.
- Ship of magic by Robin Hobb
In any event, I'm not going to let you chase after Nahaz in the dark.
- Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

Examples of even in a sentence

Even Jared, who was already on his way to becoming a lawyer, would show no mercy.
- The heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts
It even has a past, which in this world amounts to a virtual miracle.
- Grand Junction by Maurice G. Dantec
And hell, Henry wasn't even Jewish, so why didn't he mind his own business?
- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
The Southeast-Asian sultanate of Brunei was a country I had only recently even heard of.
- Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren
She did not even glance around but stared at him with a vivid, curious gaze.
- Weighed in the balance by Anne Perry

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