Concession and Contrast

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  • Q1

    Choose the correct option.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Although I finished all the chores early, I didn’t go out.

    Explanation:

    Concession is the use of a subordinate clause that expresses an idea opposite to the idea contained in the main clause.

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  • Q2

    Convert the following sentences into those expressing contrast.

    (i) The boy is thin. He eats a lot.

    (ii) The girl is young. She is smart.

    (iii) Lily was exhausted. She didn’t stop working.

    (iv) It was hot outside. We went out.

    (v) Edward worked hard on the car. He couldn’t finish it in time.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) The boy is thin but he eats a lot.

    (ii) Although the girl is young, she is smart.

    (iii) Lily was exhausted but she didn’t stop working.

    (iv) Despite it being hot outside, we went out.

    (v) In spite of working hard on the car, Edward could not finish it in time.

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  • Q3

    Fill in the blanks with the correct verb to form concessional sentences.

    (i) I_____ (finish) my work early, but I had to stay back in the office.

    (ii) She wants to visit Barcelona, but she ______ (save) any money.

    (iii) The teacher taught well, butI______ (top) the class.

    (iv) He is a rich man, but henever ______ (help) poor people.

    (v) She is a great cook, but she is not fond of _______ (cook).

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) I finished my work early, but I had to stay back in the office.

    (ii) She wants to visit Barcelona, but she hasn’t saved any money.

    (iii) The teacher taught well but I couldn’t top the class.

    (iv) He is a rich man, but he never helps poor people.

    (v) She is a great cook, but she is not fond of cooking.

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  • Q4

    Combine the following sentences into those expressing concession or contrast.

    (i) He worked hard. He couldn’t crack the exam.

    (ii) It was cloudy that morning. It didn’t rain.

    (iii) He is educated. He believes in superstitions.

    (iv) Mary worked hard. She could not save enough money to buy the necklace.

    (v) I had enough money. I didn’t buy a car.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) In spite of working hard, he couldn’t crack the exam.

    (ii) Although it was cloudy that morning, it didn’t rain.

    (iii) In spite of being educated, he believes in superstitions.

    (iv) Although Mary worked hard, she could not save enough money to buy the necklace.

    (v) Although I had enough money, I didn’t buy a car.

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  • Q5

    Identify the following sentences as showing condition, concession or contrast.

    (i) Even though she took the highway, she could not reach on time.

    (ii) Even though she is talented, she cannot perform on stage.

    (iii) I love peanuts, but I can’t eat them.

    (iv) Although he has a lot of time, he doesn’t like to travel.

    (v) She enjoys music, but she can’t sing.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i)Concession

    (ii)Concession

    (iii)Contrast

    (iv)Concession

    (v)Contrast

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