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despite, in spite of, although, even though ex.

In this exercise you will practise despite, in spite of, although and even though. Instructions: Fill the gap in each sentence with despite, in spite of, although or even though. Theres a full grammar explanation below the exercise if you need it.

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Although, even though vs. despite Here are some examples showing us that although / even though and despite / in spite of are similar in meaning, but are used with different structures. although, even though, though (+ clause) despite, in spite of (+ verb + -ing) Even though he's a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat. He lives in a very small flat, even though he's a millionaire. Although / even though / though he's much older than the others, he won the race. He won the race, although / even though / though he's much older than the others. although, even though, though (+ clause) Even though / although / though it rained a lot, I enjoyed the holiday. Even though / although / though they have a lot of money, they're still not happy. Despite, in spite of Despite and in spite of have despite something (noun) the same meaning and are despite + verb + -ing prepositions. despite the fact that Despite the heavy traffic, we got there on time. Despite being much older than the others, he won the Despite / in spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat. He lives in a very small flat, despite / in spite of being a millionaire. Despite / in spite of being much older than the others, he won the race. He won the race, despite / in spite of being much older than the others. despite, in spite of (+ noun) Despite / in spite of the rain, I enjoyed the holiday. Despite / in spite of their money, they're still not happy.

We use despite / in spite of to express that something is unexpected or surprising.

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Despite and in spite of can be followed by a noun or verb. They can also be followed by 'the fact that' (less formal).

In spite of / despite the heavy traffic, we got there on time. despite something (noun) In spite of / despite the despite + verb + -ing traffic being heavy, we got despite the fact that there on time. In spite of / despite the fact in spite of something (noun) that he is much older than in spite of + verb + -ing the others, he won the race. in spite of the fact that In spite of / despite being much older than the others, he won the race.

Despite is used more often than in spite of in formal written English.