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"although" vs. "though", "while", and "whereas"
Contrastive subordinators

Purpose: The following exercise gives you practice in distinguishing between the sentence connectors "although" vs. "while" and "whereas".

Pre-exercise Reading: Read and become familiar with the different meanings and uses of "although" and "(even) though" (concessive connector), as well as "while" and "whereas" (adversative connectors) before attempting this exercise.

Instructions: In this exercise, you will be presented with example texts that lack a sentence connector. From the pull-down select box, choose either "although", "while" or "whereas", and then press the "CHECK" button to receive feedback on your choice.

Feedback: Please note that you can also click on the icon in the left-hand corner at any time during the exercise to send an automated email message with comments, questions or problems to your teacher.

Estimated time: 20 minutes.

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