ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ althoughï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ thoughï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ even thoughï¿½ï¿½ in spite ofï¿½ï¿½ despite
***The linking words although,though,in spite of,despite express the idea of contrast
***A contrast clause needs a main clause to make a complete sentence.
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We use a subject + verb after these conjunctions
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ in spite ofï¿½ï¿½ despite
We use Use ï¿½in spite ofï¿½ and despiteï¿½ before a noun,pronoun , noun phraseï¿½ or ï¿½ing form of a verb:
ï¿½1)She knew how to cook.She saidï¿½ she didnï¿½t.
2)Suzy arrived two hours late.She didnï¿½t apologise.
3)Alan doesnï¿½t need any money. He still works.
4)My uncle had money.He didnï¿½t buy the kids ice-creams.
In spite ofï¿½ï¿½
5)Sam had an accident due to alcohol.He didnï¿½t give up his habit.
6)Ana needed help.She didnï¿½t askï¿½ for any.
7)Gloria failed all her exams.She has no intention to study.
8)It was 3 am.The girls went on chattering.
9)Abdel had fallen off his bike twice.He won the race.
ï¿½10)Mehmet was blind.He finished university in the first place.