Presentation on theme: "Expressing contrast. CONNECTORS OF CONTRAST »However »Nevertheless »On the one hand / on the other hand »In spite of / despite »Although /even though."— Presentation transcript:
CONNECTORS OF CONTRAST »However »Nevertheless »On the one hand / on the other hand »In spite of / despite »Although /even though »But
CONNECTORS OF CONTRAST Some connectors have got similar meanings but: 1.are followed by different structures. 2.Take different places in the sentence.
although/ even though subjectverb subject + verb (A clause) Although I am poor,I am happy. Althoughtheyplayed well,they lost. Even thoughshewas tired,she went out. Even thoughheeats a lot,he is thin. ALTHOUGH/ EVEN THOUGH Even though and although are followed by a clause.
despite/ in spite of-ing form subject + verb (A clause) Despitebeing poorI am happy. Despiteplaying wellthey lost. In spite ofbeing tiredshe went out. In spite ofeating a lothe is thin. despite/ in spite of the fact (that) subjectverb subject + verb (A clause) Despite the fact that Iam poor,I am happy. Despite the fact theyplayed well,they lost. In spite ofthe fact thatshewas tired,she went out. In spite ofthe fact thatheeats a lot,he is thin. In spite of and despite Despite and in spite of are followed by a noun phrase or a gerund.
despite/ in spite ofNounsubject + verb Despitemy poverty I am happy. Despitetheir good play, they lost. In spite ofher tirednessshe went out. In spite ofhis great appetite,he is thin. This form is less common but possible:
Connectors are usually written in specific places in a sentence: At the beginning of a sentence: however, nevertheless, on the one hand, on the other hand. Either at the beginning or in the middle: despite, in spite of, although, even though. Only in the middle of a sentence: but
______ he´s only 12, David is taller than his mother. A.Although B.In spite of We went out _____ the rain. A.Despite B.Even though _______ its financial problems, the company is successful. A.Even though B.Despite Let´s practice…
He still loves her _____ everything. A.Although B.In spite of I won´t go to the party _____ I was invited. A.Even though B.Despite ________ her illness, James went to school. A.Although B.In spite of ________ he´s 86, he has an excellent heath. A.Even though B.Despite
You can copy down my answers ______ I´m not sure they´re right. A.Although B.In spite of Buses are still running, ______ the snow. A.Even though B.Despite I like my apartment a lot _________ it is quite small. A.Although B.Despite
Let´s practice… __________ she is beautiful, everybody hates her. The children slept deeply __________ the noise. __________ earning a low salary, Sara helped her parents. Jane rarely sees Alan __________, they are neighbors. Kate didn´t do well in the exam ___________ working very hard. __________ I was very hungry, I couldn´t eat. _____________ the difficulty, they managed to solve the problem. Liza never talked to him __________ she loved him. ___________ it was cold, Marie didn´t put on her coat. although Although In spite of in spite of Although although