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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107625: Though/ in spite of ...Concession
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    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.

    ex : He went out, although it was raining cats and dogs ...

     

                                                                             

     


    1) Conjunctions :

    * although = though /even though = even if; these conjunctions are often used at the beginning of the clauses they introduce. Though is sometimes placed at the end of the sentence.

    ex : He's still at work, though he shouldn't be...
    ex : I wouldn't give you the answer, even if I knew it.
    ex : This dress is beautiful! It's not expensive though! You should buy it!


    2) Adverbs :

    * 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.
         
    3) Prepositions :
     
    * unlike/ in spite of  = despite are followed by a noun or a gerund.
     
    ex : I have learnt Latin, unlike my sister who preferred Greek.
    ex : Despite his being a foreigner, he speaks as well as we do.


    * contrary to/ on the contrary.

    ex : Contrary to his brother who is fluent, he doesn't speak Italian at all...

                                                                           





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    1. He still remains really attached to his mother country : Italy, he has lived in England for over 20 years, now !

    2. It is said that English people usually drink tea American people prefer coffee.

    3. He had decided to take up the job, he wasn't fully skilled.

    4. he makes a lot of money, he can't make up his mind to buy that new car he's craving for.

    5. his being rich, he's not generous at all to the needy.

    6. he was suspicious about their real motives, he handed his papers to the policeman.

    7. her anger, she finally decided to forgive the offense.

    8. No! Of course not! He isn't my cousin, what he said ... He's a stranger to me ...

    9. he insisted on my coming to see him, he wasn't there to welcome me.

    10. Yes! I'll help you correct your essay, but I won't give you the solutions ....

    11. Jim is small and thin, his twin brother who is tall and fat.

    12. she had told me not to go, I left without her permission! Naughty me !









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