Though, Although, However, Despite, In Spite Of | Grammar Worksheet

All of these words express ideas such as concession or contrast. However, they are used in different ways. Though and although are conjunctions with the same meaning. They are used to connect two clauses expressing contrasting ideas.

However is a transitional adverb. It does not connect two clauses. Use a full stop or a semicolon before however. Use a comma after however.

Despite and in spite of are prepositions with the same meaning. They are followed by a noun or ing form.

Fill in the blanks with though, although, despite, in spite of or however.

1. She is a pretty girl; …………………………, I do not quite like her.

2. ………………………. their best efforts, they could not save her.

3. ………………………. it was late, we went for a walk.

4. ………………………….. studying hard, I could not score good marks.

5. ……………………… my objection, they went ahead with the plan.

6. ……………………….. my sister is younger than me, I have great respect for her.

7. ………………………… they hadn’t invited me, I went to their party.

8. …………………………. I invited him, he didn’t come.

9. She is rich and powerful; …………………………., she is not happy.

10. …………………………. being rich and powerful, she leads a miserable life.

11. We have known each other since our school days; ………………………….., she is still an enigma to me.

12. I had all the required skills; …………………………….., I was denied the job.

Answers

1. She is a pretty girl; however, I do not quite like her.

2. Despite / In spite of their best efforts, they could not save her.

3. Though / Although it was late, we went for a walk.

4. In spite of / Despite studying hard, I could not score good marks.

5. In spite of / Despite my objection, they went ahead with the plan.

6. Though / Although my sister is younger than me, I have great respect for her.

7. Though / Although they hadn’t invited me, I went to their party.

8. Although / Though I invited him, he didn’t come.

9. She is rich and powerful; however, she is not happy.

10. Despite / in spite of being rich and powerful, she leads a miserable life.

11. We have known each other since our school days; however, she is still an enigma to me.

12. I had all the required skills; however, I was denied the job.

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  1. May 20, 2022

    […] Though and but are conjunctions expressing similar ideas. Note that though or although is a subordinating conjunction whereas but is a coordinating conjunction. A subordinating conjunction connects a dependent clause to an independent clause. A coordinating conjunction connects two coordinate clauses of equal rank. […]

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