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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107625: Though/ in spite of ...Concession
Though/ in spite of ...Concession
A 'concession' is a contrast between a predicted action and a circumstance which should logically prevent the action. The action is opposed to the expected logic.
* yet = however = still /nevertheless.
ex : He's a lot smaller than you are; however, he looks much stronger.
When however has the same meaning as nevertheless and when it's used at the beginning of a clause, however must be preceded by a semi-colon.
ex : He told me not to repeat it ; however, I did it.
ex : Contrary to his brother who is fluent, he doesn't speak Italian at all...
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