Expressing concession or contrast

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Concession or contrast may be expressed in several ways. For example, we can use though or although. Other words or expressions that can be used to express concession or contrast include notwithstanding, as, however, whatever, all the same, even if and at the same time.

Sometimes we express a concession or contrast by using an absolute participle followed by a noun clause.

The same sentence showing concession or contrast may be expressed in a number of ways. Study the following examples.

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Indirect questions New!
Absolute adjectives New!
Shall and Will: What to use? New!
Parallel construction New!
Two-word verbs
Negative questions
Double Negatives
Correct use of the present perfect tense
Correct use of the present perfect continuous tense