Contrast Connectors in English -

Contrast Connectors in English

Connectors: A connector is a device that joins two pieces of equipment, wire, or piping together.

What are the different types of connectors?

  1. Sequence Connectors
  2. Addition Connectors
  3. Cause & Effect Connectors
  4. Contrast Connectors
  5. Emphasis Connectors
  6. Comparison Connectors

Contrast Connectors

Contrast connectors are used to present a contradiction between ideas. This is where connectors such as however, although, nevertheless, and in spite of being used.

Example: I think his idea is great. Nonetheless, it’s too expensive.

Contrast Connector List

On the other handAt the same time
ConverselyIn spite of
YetApart from
NeverthelessOn the contrary
Even soNotwithstanding
By contrastIn contrast
Although Even though
 Despite / In spite of

Contrast Connectors with Examples

However: It is used to indicate a contrast or contradiction.


  • That man has much money. However, he isn’t happy at all.
  • I respect my best friend’s ideas however we do not have the same thoughts.

On the other hand: It is used to say something that is different from the first thing mentioned.


  • I like playing football. On the other hand, my brother likes playing basketball.
  • We had no money but, on the other hand, we were very happy.

Even so: It is used to indicate something that is unusual or extreme.


  • This hypothesis is true, but even so, further research is required.
  • Your thoughts are very fanciful, but even so, they are worth to imagine.

Though: It is used to show that two ideas are opposing one another.


  • Though the meal was spicy, it was really delicious.
  • Though he loves his teacher very much, he did not get used to his friends.

At the same time: It is used for two things which happen together.


  • This is so people can watch TV and play playstation games at the same time.
  • I study architecture at university. At the same time, I work part-time at a firm.

Instead: It means in place of something or someone else.


  • Would you like to go to another place instead of cinema?
  • Instead of complaining, you should try to be a constructivist.

Conversely: It is used to express an idea that is different from or opposite the other idea mentioned before.


  • I thought she would not come to the party; conversely, she came to the party with her boy friend.
  • His family made a lot of effort to make their son’s lessons better, conversely, he never made any effort.

In contrast: It is used to compare two things or people and to say that the second one is very different from the first one.


  • This child is short and fat. In contrast, her sister is tall and thin.
  • In contrast to his big brother, he speaks English very well.

Yet: It is used to add something that is surprising after the first sentence which are mentioned before.


  • It’s a long-term business, yet it’s more fun than other jobs.
  • That woman was short and overweight, yet somehow, she was attractive.

Whereas: It is used for comparing two things which have significant differences from each other.


  • Chicken meat is white, whereas cow meat is red.
  • Her hair has a natural wave, whereas her sister’s hair just straight.

Even though: It is used as a stronger way to say “though” or “although”.


  • Even though I met all the criteria needed for the job, I was not hired.
  • My father will go to the work, even though he has two painful operations.

Nevertheles: It is used to say something which contrasts with what has just been said.


  • The place was so beautiful; nevertheless, we did not want to spend our holiday in here.
  • They lost the game; nevertheless, they continued to play.

Notwithstanding: It means despite the thing mentioned.


  • He continues to exhibit the same behaviors, our warnings notwithstanding.
  • Notwithstandig two players getting red card, the team won the game.

Alternatively: It is used to propose another possibility.


  • You can play football. Alternatively, you can go to the cinema with me.
  • I think we can go far away for vacation, or alternatively, we can go where we went last year.

Nonetheless: It is used to link two contradictory thoughts.


  • She did not like teaching, but she became a teacher nonetheless.
  • The food was unsalted,but it was nonetheless delicious.

But: It is used to add statement which is different from what you have said before.


  • I know the answer to the problem, but I do not know why it is.
  • They heard us but they did not understand what we said.

While: throughout the time


  • While you were pregnant, my little girl was one year old.
  • While John was in London, he went to see Jully.

Although: It is used for introducing a new statement that makes main statement surprising.


  • Although she loves her job, she decided to quit her job.
  • Although he works hard, he is not successful in the course.

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