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Contrast, opposition, restriction
CONTRAST, OPPOSITION and RESTRICTION...
In order to express these three concepts introducing nuances in sentences, some «tool-words» of different natures are used.
I) CONJUNCTIONS: link two clauses and are thus followed by : subject + verb.
- ALTHOUGH/ EVEN THOUGH= express concession
- WHEREAS/ WHILE= express contrast.
- His salary isn't very high although he works long and difficult hours.
- Her sister came by train whereas her brother drove from home.
II) ADVERBS: also introduce a restriction in a new clause: they're often followed by a comma.
* HOWEVER, STILL, NEVERTHELESS,/ NONETHELESS,
- He said he had understood, however, he repeated the same mistake several times.
III) PREPOSITIONS: often introduce a noun group (determiner + noun)
- UNLIKE/ CONTRARY TO, IN SPITE OF + noun / DESPITE + noun.
- Sandra is a doctor, unlike her twin sister who's an executive.
IV) ADVERBS or RELATIVE PRONOUNS: WHATEVER , HOWEVER both introduce clauses too.
- Whatever you say, he's so stubborn that he won't obey you.
- However repeatedly you'll ask, she won't give you what you want.
In these two examples, HOWEVER and WHATEVER may be remplaced by NO MATTER ...
- No matter how repeatedly you'll ask, she won't give you what you want. (more formal)
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