A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main clause.
The concessive clause’s position in the sentence is shown below:
Main clause + concessive conjunction + , + concessive clause;
Concessive conjunction + consessive clause + main clause.
Concessive clauses are usually introduced by the concessive conjunctons “although“, “though” or “even though“.
- Although this is a modern city, it has many historical monuments.
This is a modern city although it has many historical monuments.
- Though the answer was correct, she got a low mark.
The answer was correct though she got a low mark.
- Even though this is a university city, you can see many old people here.
This is a university city even though you can see many old people here.
Although, though and even though are used to express the opposite idea to what is stated in the main sentence.
We use concessive clauses as subordinate clauses which express a contrast with the concept formulated in the main clause. concessive clauses usually begin with or include the conjunction although, though or even though.
- Main clause + concessive conjunction + , + concessive clause;
- concessive conjunction + consessive clause + main clause.
— “Although/Though/Even though I don’t like fish, I will try this food.”
— “I don’t like fish although/though/even though I will try this food.”
There is a contrast between two clauses.
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