Adversative coordination

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Adversative coordination is the coordinative linking of two syntactic elements that display some form of semantic contrast.


It is raining, but we are going outside.

My house is small but beautiful.



  • Malchukov, Andrej L. (2004). Towards a Semantic Typology of Adversative and Contrast Marking. Journal of Semantics 21.177–198.

Other languages

German Adversativkoordination