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Contrast clauses

Although      in spite of  

***The linking words although ,in spite of express the idea of contrast

***A contrast clause needs a main clause to make a complete sentence.

Although   

We use a subject + verb after  although
Although I was angry,I said nothing.

Although I studied hard,I failed my exams.

in spite of   despite

We use Use “in spite of”before a noun,pronoun , noun phrase  or –ing form of a verb:

In spite of  her doctor’s warnings,she insists smoking.

The kids went on playing outside in spite of  the rain.

He didn’t change his mind in spite of his father.

In spite of his being rich,he wears worn out clothes.

A  Choose  although or  inspite of

1 Mark bought an exensive car chickenhe is jobless..

2 David opened the windowsit was freezing cold.

3Sue had a bad cold,she didn’t see the doctor.

4  Mustafa is only 15,he drives his father’s car..

5 He didn’t take his raincoat,the rain.

6 I went to bed an hour earlier,I got up late.

7 being clever,she wasn’t succesful .

8 I will give you some MoneyI need it myself.

9 being late,he didn’t knock the door.

10 we took the taxi,we stil missed the plane.

11  working hard,she hardly earns his living.

12Mathilda is 3,she knows how to read and write.

13 She  couldn’t stay awake,drinking 3 cups of coffe.

14 being new at this school,he has made many friends.

15I was exhausted,I couldn’t help watching the film

16 she doesn’t like him much,she invited her to herbirthday party.

 17he is good at English,she didn’t help her brother with the homework.