although, in spite of, despite

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Practice with DESPITE and ALTHOUGH. DESPITE and IN SPITE OF mean the same, and use the same format.

Examples: Although Marcela tried hard, she couldn’t keep up with the rest of the class.
Despite trying hard, Marcela . . . ---- Despite the fact that she tried hard. . . . ---- Despite Marcela (or Marcela's) trying hard, she . . .

>> 1. Although Iza spoke English fluently, she chattered on so fast that no one understood her.
a. In spite of Iza’s English, she chattered on so fast that no one understood her.
b. Despite Iza speaking English , she chattered on so fast that no one understood her.
>> 2. Eddy was a good student although he often got the pronunciation wrong.
a. Despite a good student, Eddy often got the pronunciation wrong.
>> 3. Although Mike’s trips are organised very well, he sometimes gets fussy students.
a. Mike often get students who are fussy on his trips in spite of these trips well organised.
>> 4. Although the girls in my local are attractive, the giggle noisily all the time.
a. In spite of the girls in my local attractive, they giggle noisily all the time.
b. In spite of the fact that the girls in my local attractive, they giggle noisily all the time.
>> 5. Rebecca was emotional, although she gave the impression of being made of ice.
a. In spite of the impression of being made of ice, Rebecca was emotional.
b. In spite of the fact that she emotional, Rebecca gave the impression of being made of ice.
c. Rebecca was emotional, but despite that she the impression of being made of ice.
>> 6. Although the priest gave a good sermon, nearly everyone left the church feeling unhappy.
a. In spite of the priest a good sermon, nearly everyone left the church feeling unhappy.
b. In spite of the priest’s sermon good, nearly everyone left the church feeling unhappy.

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