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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108077: Whereas, Unless, Contrary to : contrasts
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Conjunctions | Linking words | Opposite words [Change theme]
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    Whereas, Unless, Contrary to : contrasts



       In order to express a CONTRAST, a DIFFERENCE, a great number of  link words can be used; their constructions and nuances are extremely varied…





    a) UNLIKE = Differently, as opposed to…

    ex: He never interrupts people when they speak, unlike his opponent.

    ex: Unlike my brother, I have never driven my Dad's precious car!


    b) CONTRARY TO + NOUN or pronoun WHAT :

    ex: He wasn’t born in Paris, contrary to what he declared…

    ex: Contrary to popular opinion, he was elected easily...   


    c) WHEREAS + clause =  to express a contrast = An opposition between the result of the actions expressed about two persons, two objects, two ideas –

    ex: I love meat and fish whereas my sister is a vegetarian!

    ex: In a village, everybody knows everyone, whereas in NYC, you can go unnoticed!


    d)  INSTEAD OF + Noun/pronoun OR Gerund or possessive adjective:

    ex: I’m sorry, he watched TV instead of doing his homework!

    ex: Please, I'd like to be served meat instead of fish ...



    ex: Yes! They’re twins, but Paul really insists on being different from Jim! (‘different… than  is frequently heard in the USA)

    ex: He told you to turn right and you took the opposite direction !





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    1) He hasn't come to his nephew's wedding, he had promised.

    2) I brought the wedding present myself it. It was much quicker, cheaper, and much more pleasant!

    3) Paula said they already have two tea services they still don't have a coffee set.

    4) Barbara was wearing a long pink dress. , Stella had a short purple one. Both were adorable !

    5) The bride looked shy and reserved, the groom who was very self-assured!

    6) The ceremony was what everybody had expected... It was really original!

    7) he had said, the DJ was one hour late to start playing.

    8) Besides, the DJ didn' t play what the couple had required.

    9) for their honeymoon right away, they have decided to work for two more months.

    10) The couple had wishes concerning their honeymoon.

    11) He wanted to go to Hawaï she wanted to go to Paris.

    12) Finally, they have decided to go to Venice .

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