This English grammar lesson has 8 opposing connectors and an easy grammar exercise at the end of the lesson. The song is Even Though We Ain’t Got Money by Loggins & Messina. More lyrical English grammar lessons ENGLISH GRAMMAR LESSON 21 1 Opposing Connectors even though, although, though. Also the connectors: but, however, nevertheless, on the contrary, on the other hand are used with less emphasis. They are also called “Adverse Connectors.” 2 People smile an’ tell me I’m the lucky one. And we’ve just begun. I think I’m gonna have a son. Above “lucky one” (n) means ‘a person who has had recent good fortune, success etc.’ (often used in a competition or a contest.) “Lily was the lucky one who got the position.” 3 He will be like she and me, as free as a dove, conceived in love. The sun is gonna shine above. “She and me” is not proper English grammar at all! What is correct? “The expression “free as a dove” comes from “free as a bird” meaning ‘having no duties or responsibilities.’ 4 Even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey. Everything will bring a chain of love. In the above sentence “Even though” (conj) is an adverse (ie opposing) connector of the main thought meaning ‘in spite of the fact that’. “He is very ill, even though he walks daily.” The word “ain’t got” is poor English grammar and should be “haven’t got” or “don’t have”. 5 An’ in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes and tell me

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