Transitions and Connectors
Comparison of "Despite" and "Although"
This ESL writing lesson introduces students to the differences between "despite" and "although", which serve almost opposite functions in a sentence.
After “despite” you should only write a noun or a phrase, but after “although” you can write a complete sentence.
Despite her bad grades, Julie got into a good school.
Despite the heat, Rick has not bought an air conditioner.
Despite eating a lot of food, Lillian is still hungry.
Remember: You can use “in spite of” instead of “despite”.
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