In this English lesson you will learn all about linking words and how we use them in English.
Despite/in spite of
The first linking words we are going to look at are despite and in spite of.
Have a look at the example sentences to see how we use them.
I walked to work in spite of or despite the rain (noun) or it raining (ing).
She went out despite/inspite of being ill or her illness.
As you can see either a noun or -ing can follow despite and in spite.
In spite of the fact and despite the fact + subject and verb
I walked to work despite/in spite of the fact it was raining.
We use these two to compare difference.
I went to university while/whereas Paul did not.
Pete likes sushi while/whereas Sue does not.
although, (even) though, however, nevertheless
He went to work although/even though he was sick.
I was sick. Nevertheless I went to work.
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