In spite of, despite, & although are all used to mean “but.” However, the way we use them is different. For today’s English lesson let’s look at how we can use in spite of, despite, & although in everyday English.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
- Although it was raining today, I walked to the office.
- Although John is a great Italian chef, he doesn’t bake bread.
- Jane just got a cat, although she is allergic to fur.
Using In spite & Despite
- In spite of the rain, I walked to the office today.
- Despite the rain, I walked to the office today.
- In spite of John’s cooking skills, he doesn’t bake bread.
- Despite John’s cooking skills, he doesn’t bake bread.
- In spite of Jane’s love of dogs, she just got a cat.
- Despite Jane’s love of dogs, she just got a cat.
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