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Unit 8.2

Concessive Clauses

Syntax

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main clause.

The positions of a concessive clause in a sentence are:
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.

  • This is a modern city although it has many historical monuments.
    Although this is a modern city, it has many historical monuments.
  • The answer was correct though she got a low mark.
    Though the answer was correct, she got a low mark.
  • This is a university city even though you can see many old people here.
    Even though this is a university city, 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.

Concessive clauses are subordinate clauses which express a contrast with the concept formulated in the main clause.

They usually begin with the conjunction although, though or even though.

  • Main clause + concessive conjunction + concessive clause
  • Concessive conjunction + consessive clause + , + main clause

For example:
— “I don’t like fish although/though/even though I will try this food.
— “Although/though/even though I don’t like fish, I will try this food.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. And take a look to the {Example} that show its use within a context.

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