English Grammar Index
Concessive Clauses : IN SPITE OF and ALTHOUGH
If the conjunction word is any of these THOUGH, ALTHOUGH, EVEN THOUGH and EVEN IF, that clause is called Concessive Clause.
BUT and ALTHOUGH :
We can join two sentences with BUT.
We found a table, although the café was crowded.
THOUGH and EVEN THOUGH :
THOUGH is informal. It means the same as although.
Though / Although I liked the sweater, I decided not to buy it.
We can also use THOUGH at the end of a sentence.
IN SPITE OF and DESPITE :
We use IN SPITE OF before a noun or before the ing–form of a verb.
Princy wanted to report on the war in spite of the danger.
Kannan went on working in spite of his feeling unwell.
We use DESPITE in exactly the same way as in spite of and with the same meaning.
IN SPITE OF and ALTHOUGH :
We can use IN SPITE OF THE FACT (that) in the same way as ALTHOUGH.
I’m no better in spite of the fact that I’ve taken the pills.