Using Despite and Although

Using Despite and AlthoughUsing Despite and Although



They are both used to contrast two things, but the difference is in the structure of the sentences.
Despite is a preposition. Followed by a noun or pronoun. Cannot link clauses.
Examples;

  • I love him despite his faults.
  • Despite being much older than the others, he won the race.
  • They went out despite the rain.
  • Despite applying for hundred of jobs, she is still out of work.
  • We helped them despite the difficulties.
  • Despite the cool day, he don’t want to go out.

Although is a subordinating conjunction. Followed by a clause. Can link clauses.
Examples;

  • Although the weather is cold, everybody is out
  • Although she speaks seldom, she says meaningful words.
  • Although my car is very old, it still runs very well.
  • I don’t want to sleep although I am tired.
  • Although the weather was cold, we decided not to wear our jackets.
  • Although Mark does whatever she asks, she isn’t pleased.

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