Combine using in spite of

May 10, 2014pdf

In spite of is a preposition. It can be followed by a noun or an –ing form. An example is given below.

  • I had a headache. Still, I enjoyed the film.
  • In spite of having a headache, I enjoyed the film.

Combine the following pairs of sentences using in spite of.

1. I gave him good advice. Yet he failed.

2. His vision is poor. Still he reads books.

3. She was ill. Still she went to work.

4. The weather was bad. Still we went out.

5. His health is poor. Still he attends office regularly.

6. He is in great pain. Yet he laughs.

7. We are very poor. Yet we are happy.

8. He made repeated requests. Still she refused to help him.

9. She worked hard. Yet she failed.

10. The leader was very popular. But he failed to win the election.

ANSWERS

1. In spite of my good advice, he failed.

2. In spite of his poor vision, he reads books.

3. In spite of her illness, she went to work. OR In spite of being ill, she went to work.

4. In spite of the bad weather, we went out.

5. In spite of his poor health, he attends office regularly.

6. In spite of being in great pain, he laughs.

7. In spite of being poor, we are happy.

8. In spite of his repeated requests, she refused to help him.

9. In spite of her hard work, she failed.

10. In spite of being popular, the leader failed to win the election.

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