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Although

Although [sentence], [sentence]

  • Although it was raining, I decided to walk to school.
  • Although I'm a vegetarian, I sometimes eat fish.

[sentence], although [sentence]
**when used in the middle of the sentence, "although" usually means "but" or "however."**)

  • I finished my homework, although I'm not sure if I wrote it correctly.
  • I saw that movie twice, although I didn't like it very much.

Even though - "Even though" is similar to "although."

Even though [sentence], [sentence]

  • Even though I don't have any evidence, I still believe in ghosts.
  • Even though I live in the USA, I still keep in touch with my friends in Korea.

[sentence], even though [sentence]

  • I believe in ghosts even though I don't have any evidence.
  • I still keep in touch with Jon, even though he lives far away.

Though - "Though" is similar to "even though" but you can also use "though" at the end of a sentence.

Though [sentence], [sentence]

  • Though he is very rich, he is not an arrogant person.
  • Though he is crying, he is not sad.

[sentence], though [sentence]

  • He is not an arrogant person, (even) though he is very rich.
  • He is not sad, (even) though he is crying.

[sentence]. [sentence], though.

  • He is very rich. He is not arrogant, though.
  • He is crying. He is not sad, though.

Despite / In spite of

Despite [noun/phrase], [sentence]
In spite of [noun/phrase], [sentence]

  • Despite her strong accent, I understood everything that she said.
  • In spite of getting rained on, we enjoyed camping very much.

[sentence], despite [noun/phrase]
[sentence], in spite of [noun/phrase]

  • I understood everything that she said, despite her strong accent.
  • We enjoyed going camping, in spite of the rain.

Despite the fact that - We often say the phrase "Despite the fact that" instead of "despite," because you can put a whole sentence (instead of just a phrase) after it:

Despite the fact that [sentence], [sentence]

  • Despite the fact that he won the lottery, he didn't quit his job.
  • Despite the fact that we broke up, we're still friends.

[sentence], despite the fact that [sentence]

  • Dave just bought a new car, despite the fact that gas is so expensive.
  • I saw Chris playing basketball, despite the fact that he said he was too sick to go to school.

 

 

Although / Even though / Though / Despite / In spite of / Despite the fact that

 

Using the words above, rewrite each sentence 5 different ways.

1. Jon is tall. He doesn’t like to play basketball, though.

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2. In spite of her bad grades, Diana got into a good college.

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3. Even though Bill is rich, he’s really stingy.

 

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