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English definition of “concessive clause”

concessive clause

noun [C]     /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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