Conjunctions of Concession
Conjunctions are categorized into different groups. In this lesson, we will learn about conjunctions of concession.
What Are Conjunctions of Concession?
Conjunctions of concession indicate a contrast between two clauses. They show that an event takes place in contrast with another event.
Common Conjunctions of Concession
Here is the list of common subordinating conjunctions of concession:
Even Though, Though, Although
When we use even though it means despite the fact that. Here are a few examples that may help you learn this subordinating conjunction of concession:
People are happy,
Though is used as a conjunction of concession to mean in spite of the fact. Here are the examples:
Although is used as the same meaning as even though and though. Here are a few examples:
I couldn't learn to swim
'Though' is more common than 'although' and it is much more common in speaking. If we want to put emphasis, we often use 'even though.'
Even if has an additional meaning. It can mean despite the fact or it can also mean in spite of the possibility. Here are the examples:
We will play outside
Whereas is used to reveal a contrast or comparison with a fact. Here are a few examples that may help you learn it better:
I like foreign holidays,
She seems happy,
The conjunction 'while' can mean like 'whereas' and show the contrast between two facts, but it can also mean as '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 understand math,
Conjunctions of concession are subordinating conjunctions, so we can use them at the beginning of the sentence with a comma between the clauses. Or we can also use the subordinating conjunction between two clauses with no commas. Here are a few 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
The conjunction 'whereas' is preceded with a comma even when it is used between two clauses. Even 'while' is preceded by a comma when it is used as the same meaning as whereas. Here are a few examples:
I was waiting under the rain,
The boy started to cry,
The conjunction 'yet' and 'but' are preceded by a comma. Check out the examples:
All people believe he is guilty,
The weather was awful,
Concession clauses are created by 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