Grammar: Expressing Contrast

CLAUSES EXPRESSING CONTRAST
 
Although, even though, in spite of, in spite of the fact that, despite and though are used to express contrast (aunque, a pesar de que...)
 
Let's see how to use each one of them:
 
  • ALTHOUGH + CLAUSE: Although he did not want to do the exam, his father made him do it.
  • EVEN THOUGH + CLAUSE: Even though he did not want to do the exam, his father made him do it.
  • THOUGH (usually in the middle of the sentence): His father made him do the exam, though he did not want to do it.
  • IN SPITE OF + NOUN OR VERB (ing): In spite of the weather, he decided to go out. / In spite of feeling sick, he went to the exam.
  • DESPITE THE FACT THAT + CLAUSE: Despite the fact that it was raining, he decided to go out.
  • DESPITE + NOUN OR VERB (ing): Despite the rain, he decided to go out (or "He decided to go out despite the rain).
  • IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT + CLAUSE: In spite of the fact that it was raining, he decided to go out. 
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Rewrite the sentences below so that they mean the same as the example.

I did not like the play. I am going to see it again n Monday

Although I 

Even though I

I am going to see the play again, 

 

He is the Head Master, but he is not allowed to leave work early

Despite

Although he

In spite of the fact that

 

He studied for a week, but he failed the exam

Despite the fact that 

In spite of

Although he

 

He has a lot of money, but he is not happy

Even though he

Despite

Despite the fact that 

 

  

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