English How To Use Whereas, Although, Either … or, But, Definition and Examples
Whereas links two ideas that contrast with each other. It is a conjunction. It is used to highlight an important difference between two similar things or facts.
- Whereas we did all the job, they enjoyed themselves.
- He is careful, whereas I take risks.
- Whereas you help him, he doesn’t help anyone.
Although means “in spite of something”. It can be used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence, but it doesn’t have a comma afterwards.
- Although he is rich, he has no girl friend.
- Although studying French seems difficult, it’s simpler than you think.
- Although they have a lot of money, they’re still not happy.
Either … or
We use either … or for connect things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words.
- You can either call me at home or the office.
- He can have either tea or coffee.
- Mary didn’t like either Madrid or Texas.
- I’ll either write to you or phone you next week.
But is one of the seven coordinating conjunctions in English. But is used to join two ideas that are opposites.
- I am very hungry, but the fridge is empty.
- I love dogs, but I hate cats.
- I want to call his, but I don’t have his phone number.
- George is very clever but he doesn’t study his lessons .