In spite of, despite, however, though and although

July 6, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using although, despite, in spite of, however or though.

1. We went out ………………….. the rain.

a) despite

b) in spite of

c) Either could be used here

2. We went out ………………….. it was raining.

a) despite

b) though

c) Either could be used here

3. The judge sent her to prison ……………….. the fact that she had very small children.

a) despite

b) however

c) although

4. ………………… I didn’t enjoy the movie, I watched it.

a) Though

b) Despite

5. I enjoyed the party ……………….. I didn’t know anybody there.

a) though

b) in spite of

6. I bought the watch, ……………… it was expensive.

a) however

b) though

c) Either could be used here

7. John didn’t come; ……………….., everybody else did.

a) however

b) though

c) Either could be used here

8. …………………… the government refuses to admit it, it has failed to revive the economy.

a) Although

b) Despite

c) In spite of

9. He failed …………………… his hard work.

a) in spite of

b) though

c) however

10. I didn’t like her rude behavior. ………………, I said nothing.

a) However

b) Despite

c) Though

Answers

1. We went out despite / in spite of the rain.

2. We went out though it was raining.

3. The judge sent her to prison despite the fact that she had very small children.

4. Though I didn’t enjoy the movie, I watched it.

5. I enjoyed the party though I didn’t know anybody there.

6. I bought the watch, though it was expensive.

7. John didn’t come; however, everybody else did.

8. Although the government refuses to admit it, it has failed to revive the economy.

9. He failed in spite of his hard work.

10. I didn’t like her rude behavior. However, I said nothing.

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