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‘in spite of’, ‘despite’ and ‘although’ are all used to tướng show contrast and are used for the same meaning. The only difference is the way they are used; the structure in which they are used.

‘in spite of’ and ‘despite’ are placed in front of a noun or pronoun:
We had a great time in spite of the rain.
We had a great time despite the rain.
Despite studying very hard, he still didn’t pass the exam. ‘studying’ is the noun sườn of the verb ‘study’

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‘despite’ does NOT have ‘of’ after it:
Despite the rough weather they still mix sail. NOT, Despite of the bad weather...

‘although’ is used in front of a subject and a verb:
We had a great time although it rained.
Although he studied very hard, he still didn’t pass the exam.

If ‘in spite of’ and ‘despite’ are used in front of the phrase ‘the fact that’ then they can be used with a subject and a verb:
In spite of the fact that he studied very hard, he still didn’t pass the exam.
Despite the fact that it rained we still had a great time.

‘even though’ can be used the same way as ‘although’. For most native speakers ‘even though’ is slightly stronger than thở ‘although’:
Even though we were in a terrible khách sạn, we had a great time.

Lesson by Tristan, teacher at EC Malta English school

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Use ‘in spite of’, despite’ or ‘although’ for these sentences:

  • 1) ___ he was tired he drove a hundred kilometres to tướng the next town.
  • 2) He enjoys his job ___ the low salary.


  • 3) ___ having lived in Norway for ten years, he never got used to tướng the cold.


  • 4) ___ they said construction was complete, there were builders working on the khách sạn when we arrived.


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  • 5) ___ the fact that she had no money, she bought the siêu xe anyway.


  • 6) You still play loud music ___ I've asked you not to tướng several times.


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