What Are Conjunctions of Concession?
Conjunctions of concession are used to show a relationship between two clauses, where the second clause presents a fact or idea that is in contrast to the first clause.
Common Conjunctions of Concession
Here is a list of common subordinating conjunctions of concession:
Even Though, Though, Although
The conjunction 'even though' is used to introduce a clause that presents a fact or idea that contrasts with or contradicts the main clause, meaning 'despite the fact that'. Here are a few examples:
People are happy,
Though is used as a conjunction of concession to indicate contrast and means in spite of the fact that. Here are some examples:
Although is another conjunction of concession that is similar in meaning to 'though' and 'even though'. Here are a few examples:
I couldn't learn to swim
'Though' is more common than 'although' and it is more frequently used in speaking. 'Even though' is mostly used to indicate emphasis.
In addition to meaning 'despite the fact that,' the conjunction 'even if' can also have the added meaning of 'in spite of the possibility that'. Here are some examples:
We will play outside
The conjunction 'whereas' is used to introduce a clause that presents a contrasting or comparative fact or idea in relation to the main clause. Here are a few examples:
I like foreign holidays,
Mary loves to read,
The conjunction 'while' can be used like 'whereas' to show the contrast between two facts. It can also be used like 'although' to indicate that something happens in spite of the fact. Here are a few examples:
We insisted on playing rugby,
But and Yet
'But' and 'yet' are coordinating conjunctions that are used to show contrast and concession. Here are the examples:
Pietro was happy,
I didn't love him,
I don't like math,
Conjunctions of concession are subordinating conjunctions and can be used to connect two clauses. They can be used at the beginning of a sentence with a comma between the clauses, or they can be placed between two clauses, in which case the comma is placed before them. Pay attention to the examples:
He thinks I am guilty,
The conjunction 'though' can sometimes be used at the end of the sentence. Here are the examples:
He had the best car, his son was in love with bikes
Concession clauses are created using three parts of speech:
In this lesson, subordinating conjunctions were discussed. Let us learn a little bit about the concession adverbs and prepositions.
What Are Concession Clauses?
Concession clauses are used to show a contrast between two clauses. They can be created by concession adverbs, prepositions, and subordinating conjunctions. Here are a few examples:
He is mean to me
They thought you would come;
What Are Concession Adverbs?
You can study concession adverbs briefly on the list.
These adverbs are all used to show the contrast between the clauses. Here are a few examples:
They shouted at her;
I don't know him
What Are Concession Prepositions?
There are some prepositions that can be used to reveal the contrast between the clauses. Here are the prepositions.
- In spite of
- Contrary to
- On the contrary
Here are a few examples that may help you learn them better.
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Concession conjunctions are subordinating and coordinating conjunctions that link two contrasted clauses to each other. Here are concession conjunctions:
- Even though
- Even if