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Conjunction Although though even though in spite of despite

Conjunction  Although though even though  in spite of despite


                           
                           
  After although we use A subject + verb :        
                           
    Although she smokes 20 cigarettes a day, she     
    seems healthy.                
    Although it rained a lot, we enjoyed our vacation.  
                           
    I didn't get a job, although I  had all the necessary  
    qualification.                  
                           
  After in spite of < despite > we use a noun, a pronoun    
  < this, that, what, .. etc > or ... ing            
                           
                           
    In spite of the rain, we enjoyed our vacation.    
    I didn't get the job, despite my qualification.    
    She wasn't well, but inspite of this she went to    
    work.                    
    Despite what I said last night, I still love you.    
    I am not tired, in spite of working hard all day.    
                           
Note that we say in spite of but despite < without of >    
We can say inspite of / despite the fact that ....        
                           
    In spite of the fact that I was tired, I arrived on time.  
    She seems healthy, despite the fact that she     
    smokes 20 cigarettes a day.            
                           
  Compare although and in spite of / despite :      
                           
                           
    Although the traffic was bad, I arrived on time.
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    In spite of the traffic, I arrived on time.  
                   
    I couldn't sleep although I am very tired.  
    I couldn't sleep , despite being very tired.      
                           
  Sometimes we use though in stead of although :    
                           
    I didn't get the job , though I had all the necessary   
    qualification.                  
                           
  In spoken English we often use though at the end of      
  a sentence.
 
                 
                           
                           
    The house isn't very nice, I like the garden though.  
    I see him everyday, I've never spoken to him     
    though.                    
                           
  even though is stronger than although :        
                           
                           
    Even though I was really tired, I could not sleep.  
                           
                           
                           
                           

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