Contrast Conjunctions


Contrast and concession conjunctions are use to express oppositions. See our explanations to see their usage.

Also See:

Although vs In Spite Of
Because / As / Since / For
Use Of However
Other Conjunctions

TransitionalSubordinatingPrepositional Phrase
But
However
Nonetheless
Yet
Even so
Nevertheless
Still
Notwithstanding
Although
Though
Even though
Much as
Notwithstanding
No matter + question word
However + adjective/adverb
Adjective/adverb + though/as
Despite
In spite of
For all
Regardless of
Notwithstanding





Transitional Conjunctions:

They are mostly used between two independent sentences or clauses to join them.

Example:

I studied hard, nevertheless, I couldn't pass my English Exam.


Subordinating Conjunctions

They are used to join a dependent clause(also called a subordinate clause) with an independent clause.

Used with a clause

Example:

Although I studied hard, I couldn't pass my English Exam.

Used as a prepositional phrase

Despite
In spite of
For all
Regardless of
Notwithstanding

Example:

Despite studying hard, I couldn't pass my English Exam.
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