Condition and Concession
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Identify the following sentences as showing condition or concession.
(i) If father does not eat properly, he’ll fall sick.
(ii) If Donna wants to reduce her weight, she can go to the Zumba classes.
(iii) Although Thomas has won the lottery, he has refused to share the money with his brother.
(iv) Even though Caitlin went on a break, she is not ready to work.
(v) If you go to the supermarket, you’ll need a big bag.Marks:5
(i) If father does not eat properly, he’ll fall sick. -Condition
(ii) If Donna wants to reduce her weight, she can go to the Zumba classes. -Condition
(iii) Although Thomas has won the lottery, he has refused to share the money with his brother. -Concession
(iv) Even though Caitlin went on a break, she is not ready to work. - Concession
(v) If you go to the supermarket, you’ll need a big bag. -Condition
Fill in the blanks using words expressing condition, concession or contrast.
(a) _______ of working hard on the field, most of the crops failed. The farmer started to wonder what he could do. (b) ___ he should approach the bank for a loan, he had no way to repay it. (c) _______ the harsh conditions, a patch of pumpkins survived. He thought that (d) ____ the pumpkins come out well, he would be able to earn some money. He faced many hardships, (e) ____ he didnt give up. At last, the pumpkins came out well and he made a lot of money.Marks:5
(a) In spite of
Transform the following sentences into sentences expressing concession.
1. Diana grew up in a house of lawyers.She chose to be a gymnast. [Begin the sentence with although]
2. Martin was feeling hot. He didnt switch on the fan. [Join these sentences using despite]
3. He is quiet. He is not shy. (use although)
4. It was snowing. I decided to stay home. (use since)
5. I passed my English test because of him. [Start the sentence with thanks to]Marks:5
1. Although Diana grew up in a house of lawyers, she chose to be a gymnast.
2. Despite feeling hot, Martin didnt switch on the fan.
3. Although he is quiet, he is not shy.
4. Since it was snowing, I decided to stay home.
5. Thanks to him, I passed my English test.
Combine the sentencesusing words provided in the brackets to express contrast:
i. It was raining. It was warm. (use - but)
ii. I had a headache. I enjoyed the film (use - in spite of)
iii. She looks thin. She is very strong. (use Although)
iv. She studied all night. She failed the exam. (use despite)
v. I loved sweets. I dont eat them anymore. (use used to)Marks:5
i. It was raining, but it was warm.
ii. In spite of having a headache, I enjoyed the film.
iii. Although she looks thin, she is very strong.
iv. Despite studying all night, she failed the exam.
v. I used to love sweets, but I dont eat them anymore.
Complete the following sentences with the suitable conditionals
(a) _____________ you help in organizing the party, I wont invite your friends.
(b) I will come and meet you ______________ youmeet me halfway.
(c) ___________ you want to study in the US, you have to clear GRE.
(d) I am learning Mandarin _______________ I can move to China next year.
(e) _____ you trust people blindly, you will end up getting hurt.
(d) so that