Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Indefinite Concessive Relation


An indefinite concessive relation is a concession relation in which the clause that expresses the concession contains a form, such as the following, that expresses a range:

  • An indefinite pro-form
  • An expression with a meaning similar to “no matter”


  • No matter what he said, she still refused to go out with him.
  • Whoever he is, I’m not opening that door.