Although /  Even though / In spite of / Despite

Although:

-  After "although" we use a subject + verb

- Example: Although I did not have much time I managed to finish my paper before the deadline.

Even though:

- stronger form of "although"

- Example: Even though she is very tired, she couldn't sleep.

Inspite of / despite

- After inspite of or despite there is a noun, a pronoun or -ing

- "Despite" is the same as "inspite of"

- Example: Inspite of the bad weather we enjoyed our vacation. He wasn't feeling well but despite this he went to school.

Complete the sentences with inspite of and although.

 

a) Maria went to work the next day _____ she was feeling unwell.

 

b) Tobi accepted the job _____ the salary, which was rather low.

 

c) She passed the exam______ she did not have time to study.

 

d) She was able to fall asleep _____ the noise outside.

 

e) _____ he has a very important position at work, he isn't paid particularly well.

 

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Answers:

 

a) Maria went to work the next day although she was feeling unwell.

b) Tobi accepted the job inspite of the salary, which was rather low.

c) She passed the exam although she did not have time to study.

d) She was able to fall asleep inspite of the noise outside.

e) Although he has a very important position at work, he isn't paid particularly well.



 

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