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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option.
We know each other _____ we have never been officially introduced.
A) Even
B) If even
C) Even though
D) However

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Hint: This question is from the topic of conjunctions. Conjunctions are words that connect two words, phrases or clauses. Some common conjunctions are and, or, when, but, whenever, etc.

Complete answer:
The blank has to be filled with suitable conjunctions as the sentence has two clauses; one ‘we know each other' and two ‘we have never been officially introduced’.
Now let us look into the given options:
Option (A) Even – This word is used for emphasizing something. For e.g. He didn’t even come to visit me. It is not a conjunction and hence it is an incorrect option.
Option (B) If even – This phrase is grammatically incorrect. The correct phrase would be ‘Even if’, but this would also not be the correct conjunction for the given question. It is used when we want to connect two phrases about the future; i.e. we are not sure if something would happen or not. For e.g. I wouldn’t go there even if I had the time.
Option (C) Even though – This phrase has a similar use to ‘even if’ but it is used when you are sure about at least one of the phrases in the sentence. For e.g. We know each other even though we have never been officially introduced. Hence, this is the correct option.
Option (D) However – This word is used when we want to add an additional statement to something that is already said. For e.g. I would love to go to the movies with you; however, I am a little busy today. Thus, this option is incorrect.

Thus, the correct answer is option (C) even though.

Note:
- Some conjunctions are called correlative conjunctions. These are conjunctions in which two words are used in pairs. For e.g.
- I am either going to eat a pizza or I’m going to eat nothing.
- Decide quickly whether you want to stay or you want to leave.
- I would rather sleep, than watch that boring movie.