It was sunny, but there was a cold wind. While it was sunny there was a cold wind.

While it was sunny there was a cold wind.

She’s very clever, but she’s got no common sense at all.

I know how you feel, but I think you’re making a mistake.

The job is well paid, but it’s deadly boring.

I’m interested in economics, but I wouldn’t want to work in a bank.

The hotel was nice, but it was a long way from the beach.

Compare because and because of, and (al)though and in spite of.

She lost her job because she was ill.

She lost her job because of her illness.

Although It was sunny, but there was a cold wind. While it was sunny there was a cold wind./Though it was raining we went out for a walk.

In spite of the rain we went out for a walk.

Exercise 5. Complete the sentences with although or in spite of.

........... it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.

........... all my careful plans, a lot of things went wrong.

............ I had planned everything carefully, a lot of things wentwrong.

I love music ............ I can’t play a musical instrument.

............ being very tired, we carried on walking.

The heating was full on, but ............ this house was still cold.

Keith decided to give up his job ......... I advised him not It was sunny, but there was a cold wind. While it was sunny there was a cold wind. to.

.......... she smokes 40 cigarettes a day, she is quite fit.

We can say in spite of but despite without of.

In spite of poor health, my father was always cheerful.

Despite my qualifications, I didn’t get the job.

We can also use despite the fact that or in spite of the fact that.

He insisted on playing, despite the fact that hehad a bad cold.

They ignored, this order, in spite of the fact thatthey would probably get into trouble.

Exercise 6. The sentences below all have in spite of or despite. Use one of the noun groups It was sunny, but there was a cold wind. While it was sunny there was a cold wind. given to complete them.

the unpopularity of his decision the difference in their ages the high cost of living his recent illness all his precautions the heavy traffic her fear his injury the rain

The air was fresh and clean in spite of …………………

He looked very well in spite of …………………............

Despite ........……....... she did her best to smile bravely.

He refused to change his mind despite ...........…….........

Despite ...........….….......... they were very close friends.

I didn’t earn much in Japan in spite of …….....................

In spite of ……....................... his money was still stolen.

He continued the race despite .......………........................

We still had our picnic in It was sunny, but there was a cold wind. While it was sunny there was a cold wind. spite of ……….........................

The expressions both ... and; neither ... norcan join nouns, verbs or other kinds of expressions.


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