I know you want me to let you play with my phone. I'd like you to make me a promise, OK?
I know you want me to let you play with my phone. I'd like you to make me a promise however.
I know you want me to let you play with my phone. I'd like you to make me a promise even though.
I know you want me to let you play with my phone. I'd like you to make me a promise first.
condition – (grammar term) something that must happen first before another thing can happen. (If A then B) I won't tell him anything if he asks me. (He may or may not ask.)
concession – (grammar term) admitting that something doesn't logically fit, something is an exception, or something is conditioned I won't tell him anything even though he asks. (He likely will ask.)
contrast (N) – the central idea or situation of one clause is opposite to the idea or situation in the second clause
fulfill (V) — complete a promise, obligation, pledge or contract.
precondition (N) – a condition that must be fulfilled before other things can happen or be done. (If A then B, if B then C) This mostly applies to promises, pledges or contracts. You don't want me to tell him anything. You have to pay me $5 though.
- Huddleston, Rodney D., and Geoffrey K. Pullum. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge UP, 2002. (p. 737)
- Pinker, Steven. “A Linguist's Guide to Quid Pro Quo.”The New York Times, Oct 7 2019. nytimes.com/2019/10/07/opinion/pinker-trump-zelensky.html
- Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2005. (49.4)
A mother and child looking at a device. By marcisim. Pixabay, 10 Apr 2015. pixabay.com/photos/love-child-family-mother-momma-746678/