Clauses and phrases showing contrast and exception " • Aclause is a collection of words that has a subject that is actively doing a verb. The following are examples of clauses: • Clauses of contrast : although , even if, for all , in spite of , however, much as.
Contrasting information and showing an exception • Use while , unlike and in contrast to in order to present contrasting information especially in writing. Example: While the typical Italian person thinks school is boring , the typical Japanese person doesn't Unlike the Japanese , Italians seem to drink a lot of bottled water. In contrast to Italian drivers , Japanese people drive on the left. • Use except (that) , except (for) and except for the fact (that) to show an exception. Example: Both like TV, except (that) the typical Japanese person watches more of it. Italian and Japanese people are fairly different , except for the age they get married. Japanese people typically consume less , except for the fact that they drink more tea.
Phrases • A phrase is a group of words that does not have a subject and a verb. For example: in the morning • This phrase tells us when something will happen, but there isn't a subject, a person or a thing, and there isn't a verb describing activity or existence. Here's how to fix it: I go to school in the morning. • Phrases are very important in English because they provide necessary information