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    Contrast and concession

    I have learned that we have two kinds of stating contrast in English.
    Type 1: is to add opposite idea (Contrast)
    Type 2: is unexpected or surprising continuation (Concession)

    The example of type 1:
    San Francisco is cool during the summer, while Log Angeles is generally hot.

    The example of type 2:
    Cigarette smoking is a factor in longevity, yet Japanese and other long-lived Asian have a very high rate of tobacco use.

    Now, I want to know if my analysis correct in this way:

    However, but, whereas, whilst, while used for stating contrast

    However, nevertheless, nonetheless, still,but,yet, although, though, even though, in spite of , despite used for stating concession

    I am not sure about my analysis.

    And, how about the following?
    On the other hand, in contrast.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 12-May-2017 at 15:19.

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    #2

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Try:

    I have learned that there are two ways to express contrast in English.

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    #3

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Say:

    An example of type one (not "the example").

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    #4

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Your analysis is good. Your example of 'Type 1' is a definitive case of contrast. Your example for 'Type 2" concedes that although the first part of the statement is true, there are unexplained exceptions.

    "On the other hand, in contrast ---------" seems to be Type 1 on its face.
    Thanks.
    I think 'however' is not used to make a contrast and i was wrong. It just used to make a concession.

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    #5

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Where did you find that definition of "concession"?

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    #6

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Where did you find that definition of "concession"?
    In the link below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6wvy_yy_g
    She is native and English teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Contrast and concession

    She speaks very good English but I don't think she is a native speaker. I'd say she is South Asian.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Contrast and concession

    She came originally from Iran, I believe. However, her training, work and qualifications mean that she is, in my opinion, more qualified to speak about the English language than many native speakers.

    And her spoken English is very good indeed.

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    #9

    Re: Contrast and concession

    I haven't found that definition for concession. Not in Dictionary.com nor Merriam-webster nor the glossary for this site.

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    #10

    Re: Contrast and concession

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I haven't found that definition for concession. Not in Dictionary.com nor Merriam-webster nor the glossary for this site.
    In the following amazing links:
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/concession

    http://random-idea-english.blogspot....-contrast.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysOT2ZnUS_g

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