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    Feng loves his hometown. One of his biggest projects was to protect the oldest street in the city. Along that street some shops had done business for seven hundred years. Although the city government rebuilt this street, they did save its oldest building.

    I cannot figure out the underlined sentence. Is there any relationship of concession between the two sentences? Why does the author use "although"?

    Can you help me understand the sentence better?


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    Re: concession

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Jason:

    Thank you for your very interesting question.

    Yes, I have read that country X is tearing down many older parts of its cities in order to build "modern" structures. (Personal comment: How sad!)

    This is how I interpret your underlined sentence:

    Although the city government ignored Feng's efforts to protect the street, it did make one concession: the oldest

    building on that historic street would be preserved. (All the other buildings would be razed.)

    Sincerely yours,


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