Addition and Concession Linking Words

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This lesson will help you learn the difference between Addition and concession linking words. You will also learn when to use the linking words related to them.

Addition is when we have two or more ideas that go together.

Example:

Tom loves Pizza. Tom loves Tacos.

We can join them in one sentence and say: Tom loves pizza and tacos (the word and expresses Addition)

Concession is when we have two or more ideas that are against each other.

Example:

Tom loves pizza. Tom doesn’t love burgers.

We can join the two sentences and say: Tom loves pizza, but he doesn’t love burgers (the word but expresses Concession)

Linking Words: Addition.

We can express addition with different linking words. Some of them are:

  • and
    John likes to fish and hunt.
  • ………….; in addition, …………….
    People who exercise regularly have more energy during the day and sleep better at night; In addition, they tend to live longer.
  • ………; moreover, ……..
    • People who exercise regularly have more energy during the day and sleep better at night; moreover, they tend to live longer.
    • Our teacher explains the lessons in class. Moreover, he posts them online.
  • ………; besides,…………
    • Our teacher explains the lessons in class; besides, he posts them online.
    • Our teacher explains the lessons in class besides posting them online.
  • ………….; furthermore,………
    People who exercise regularly have more energy during the day and sleep better at night; furthermore, they tend to live longer.
  • Not only……..but also…….
    Not only our teacher explains the lessons in class, but he also posts them online.
  • ……… too.
    Our teacher explains the lessons in class and he posts them online too.
  • …… also ……..
    Our teacher explains the lessons in class. He also posts them online.
  • …….. along with + gerund.
    • Our teacher explains the lessons in class along with posting them online.
    • Along with explaining the lessons in class, our teacher posts them online.
  • …….additionally…….
    The doctor advised him to play sports and, additionally, eat healthy food.
  • ……... What’s more, ……
    Our teacher explains the lessons in class. What’s more, he posts them online.
  • ………as well as……..
    She speaks English as well as French.
  • ……….as well.
    She speaks English and French as well.

Linking Words: Concession.

We can express Concession with different linking words. Some of them are:

  • ……but / yet / and yet…….
    It was snowing, but/yet/and yet they were playing football.
  • Although / Though / Even though……… or ………although / though / even though……..
    • Although / Though / Even though it was snowing, they were playing football.
    • They were playing football although / though / even though it was snowing.
    • Even though Sohayb is one of the best students in his class, he doesn’t like school.
    • Sohayb doesn’t like school even though he is one of the best students in the class.
  • In spite of / Despite ………. or …….in spite of / despite + gerund.
    • In spite of / Despite being one of the best students in his class, Sohayb doesn’t like school.
    • Sohayb doesn’t like school in spite of / despite being one of the best students in his class.
    • Sohayb is one of the best students in his class. In spite of this, he doesn’t like school.
    • Despite / In spite of the snow, they were playing football.
  • In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that……. or …………. In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that……
    • In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that Sohayb is one of the best students in his class, he doesn’t like school.
    • Sohayb doesn’t like school In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that he is one of the best students in his class.
  • …….however, / nevertheless,/ nonetheless, / even so…….
    It was snowing; however, / nevertheless,/ nonetheless, / even so, they were playing football.

Exercises on Addition and Concession Linking Words

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

For each sentence, click on the right linking word.

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