adversative conjunction

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Noun1.adversative conjunction - the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings
conjunction - the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
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The particle/adverb pattern develops in parallel to the adversative conjunction, with first clear cases established at the beginning of the 18th century.
Similarly, the development from temporal to adversative conjunction and the development of the various meanings associated with modal verbs are independent of any perceived relationship between the conceptual situations expressed in the old and the new contexts where the relevant forms are used.
This use of the adversative conjunction "but" is consistent with standard North American English usage.
The next most frequent being the adversative conjunctions "but" "yet"; the causal conjunction "so"; and the additive conjunction "and".
Do adversative conjunctions have the same frequency of occurrence in sport live radio and TV talks?