Grammar Lesson 5 : SHOWING DIRECT CONTRAST: WHILE AND WHEREAS


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SHOWING DIRECT CONTRAST: WHILE AND WHEREAS
(a)     Mary is rich, while John is poor. 

(b)     John is poor, while Mary is rich.

(c)     Mary is rich, whereas John is poor.

(d)     Whereas Mary is rich, John is poor.

While and whereas are used to show direct contrast: “this” is exactly the opposite of “that” While and whereas may be used with the idea of either clause with no difference in meaning. Whereas mostly occurs in formal written English. 

Note: A comma is usually used even if the adverb clause comes second.

COMPARE 

(e)    While I was studying, the phone rang

While is also used in time clauses and means “during the time ”

 

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2 Responses to Grammar Lesson 5 : SHOWING DIRECT CONTRAST: WHILE AND WHEREAS

  1. no name says:

    Thanks. I was looking for the definition of direct contrast and this post has such detail wonderful definition and comprehensible examples.

  2. shela says:

    why in adverb clause of direct of comtrast is always use comma???

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