Concession and contrast: grammar worksheet

September 26, 2013pdf

Rewrite the following sentences beginning them with the given words:

1. He worked hard, but he couldn’t pass the test.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

2. It was late, but we decided to go out.

Although …………………………………………………………………….

3. She is rich, but she is not happy.

Despite …………………………………………………………………….

4. She had a bad teacher. Still, she passed her exams.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

5. She lives next door but we rarely see each other.

Although …………………………………………………………………….

6. He faced many setbacks, but he didn’t lose hope.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

7. Although she is a foreigner, she speaks English remarkably well.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

8. In spite of earning a good salary, she finds it difficult to make both ends meet.

Although …………………………………………………………………….

9. She lives close to her office; however, she is always late for work.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

10. Although she works three jobs in a day, she makes it a point to spend quality time with her kids.

In spite of …………………………………………………………………….

 

Answers

1. In spite of working hard, he couldn’t pass the test.

2. Although it was late, we decided to go out.

3. Despite being rich, she is not happy.

4. In spite of having a bad teacher, she passed her test.

5. Although she lives next door, we rarely see each other.

6. In spite of facing many setbacks, he didn’t lose hope.

7. In spite of being a foreigner, she speaks English remarkably well.

8. Although she earns a good salary, she finds it difficult to make both ends meet.

9.  In spite of living close to her office, she is always late for work.

10. In spite of working three jobs in a day, she makes it a point to spend quality time with her kids.

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