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  1. Medical workers exhibited their dedication to saving lives, even though this meant they had to put themselves in harm's way.
  2. Medical workers exhibited their dedication to saving lives, even this meant they had to put themselves in harm's way.

I want to know which of these is correct.

  • The question title says "means" but your example sentences say "meant". – CJ Dennis Apr 2 at 1:12
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The first one is correct. The ‘though’ is necessary if you want to show that they did it despite the fact that it put them in harm’s way; that they were being selfless. Additionally, you need a conjunction between the two clauses

Medical workers exhibited their dedication to saving lives

and

this meant they had to put themselves in harm's way.

Otherwise, the sentence isn’t coherent at all.

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  • Can I say "Medical workers worked tirelessly to save lives during this the unprecedented health crisis, even this meant they had to put themselves in harm's way."? – Mike Philip Apr 1 at 7:51
  • No. There has to be a ‘though’ between ‘this’ and ‘meant. Otherwise the sentence is correct. – Fivesideddice Apr 1 at 8:44
  • The second sentence could be correct but it wouldn't have the same meaning. – CJ Dennis Apr 2 at 1:13

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