Contrasting ideas

1

The usage of But

But contrasts two ideas in the same sentence.

The weather was bad but she enjoyed the trip.

2

The usage of Although and though

Although and though (informal) are also used to contrast ideas in the same sentence. They can go at the beginning of a sentence or in the middle.

Although the weather was bad, she enjoyed the trip.

She enjoyed the trip although the weather was bad.

The usage of Even though

Even used before though emphasizes the contrast.

They managed to communicate, even though they couldn't speak each other's language.

3

The usage of However

However contrasts ideas in two different sentences. It often comes at the beginning of the second sentence and is followed by a comma.

The weather was bad. However, she enjoyed the trip.

4

The usage of Nevertheless

Nevertheless is a more formal alternative to however.

The English aren't normally very emotional people. Nevertheless, they gel very excited at sporting events.

5

The usage of In spite of and despite

In spite of and despite are both followed by a gerund or a noun. They can go at the beginning of the sentence or in the middle.

She enjoyed the trip in spite of the bad weather.

Despite the fact that the weather was bad, she enjoyed the trip.

Despite the weather being bad, she enjoyed the trip.

If the subject of the verbs in the two clauses is the same, the gerund can be used immediately after despite or in spite of without a preceding noun/ pronoun.

She played tennis despite feeling ill.

She paid for the meal despite me/my telling her not to.

6

Where to use Whereas and while

Whereas and while are used to contrast two ideas in the same sentence.

The first photo shows a child having fun whereas/ while the second one shows a rather sad man on his own.

 

برای دسترسی به دروس بیشتر به لینک زیر مراجعه کنید.

گرامر صفر تا صد زبان انگلیسی

لسنینگ از مبتدی تا پیشرفته

لغات زبان انگلیسی به تفکیک موضوع

درک مطلب از سطح مبتدی تا پیشرفته

تمامی موضوعات آیلتس اسپیکینگ پارت یک، دو و سه همراه با جواب

 

سوالات
Question No. 1/2

Complete the sentences with Despite, although, however

1) the rain, we still went to the park.

2) It was raining, we still went to the park.

3) It was raining., we still went to the park.

4) John bought the watch, the fact that it was expensive.

5) John bought the watch. , it was expensive.

6) it was expensive, John bought the watch.

7) I finished the homework. It, , wasn't easy.

8) I finished the homework, it wasn't easy.

9) the fact that it wasn't easy, I finished the homework.

10) She went for a long walk, being cold.

11) she was cold, she went for a long walk.

12) She was cold. She went for a long walk, .

13) The restaurant has a good reputation. , the food was terrible.

14) the restaurant's good reputation, the food was terrible.

15) the restaurant has a good reputation, the food was terrible.

Question No. 2/2

Are these sentences is correct? Write "true"if you think it's alright and"false"if you think there is an error.

1 Despite that Harold wasn't the fastest runner, he won the race.

2 There were not many people at the party, but it was really enjoyable.

3 Despite not feel too good this morning, I went to work.

4 It's an old radio. Although, it works really well.

5 Although Gary worked for weeks on that assignment, he got a terrible mark for it.

6 Despite my thick overcoat, I felt cold while at the stadium watching the game.

7 In spite of the fact that I lay on the beach all day, I am as white as I was before!

8 I performed confidently at the interview. Despite, I didn't get the job.

9 Even though Rosa and Marcello had a huge row last night, they seem very happy today.

10 In spite to speak English well, they asked me to take a course at the university.

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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

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برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.