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English definition of “concessive clause”

concessive clause

noun [C] uk   /kənˌses.ɪvˈklɔːz/ us    /-ˈklɑːz/ specialized
a clause, often beginning with "though" or "although", that expresses an idea that suggests the opposite of the main part of the sentence: The sentence "Although he's quiet, he's not shy" begins with a concessive clause.Grammatical termsSentences and expressions
(Definition of concessive clause from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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