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Adversative clause


Während es gestern noch geregnet hat, scheint heute die Sonne.
Die einen spielten draußen,
indes(sen) es die anderen vorzogen, im Haus zu bleiben.


An adversative clause is a subordinate clause introduced by a subordinating adversative conjunction.


Adversative clauses are adverbial clauses expressing an opposition or a contrast to what is said in the main clause. Usually, it does not matter which one of the two contrasting events is expressed in the main clause and which one in the adversative clause.

Conjunction während, wohingegen, indessen, indes
Placeholder: uncommon

Während es gestern noch geregnet hat, scheint heute die Sonne.
Gestern hat es noch geregnet,
während heute die Sonne scheint.
Er ist blond,
wohingegen seine Schwester beinahe schwarzhaarig ist.

The conjunctions indessen and indes have the same meaning, but they are formal or literary.

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