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Adverb Clause of Supposition or Concession Exercises

Adverb Clause of Supposition or Concession Exercises
Adverb Clause of Supposition or Concession Exercises

Adverb clause of supposition is used to show unexpected actions. The connectors below are used to form adverb clauses of supposition. Moreover, attempt the Adverb Clause of Supposition or Concession Exercises given below and compare your answers with correct answers given below.

Subordinate conjunctions:

  • Although
  • Even though
  • Though

Paired Conjunctions:

  • but……….anyway
  • but……….still
  • yet……….still

Transitions:

  • however
  • nevertheless
  • nonetheless

prepositions:

  • despite
  • in spite of

Examples:

  • Although she had a bad headache, she took participation in the meeting.
  • He was sick, but he still came to his class.
  • He came to his class. However, he was sick.
  • He went to school despite/in spite of the heavy rain.

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Adverb Clause of Supposition or Concession Exercises

Exercise 1:

Complete the sentences below with although – despite – in spite of.

  1. ___________ the weather was bad, we enjoyed our trip.
  2. The children slept well, ____________ the noise.
  3. ________________ earning a low salary, Linda gave money to her parents.
  4. John rarely sees Paul, ___________ they live in the same town.
  5. Julie failed the exam, ____________ of working very hard.
  6. ____________ it was cold, she didn’t put on her coat.
  7. Tom went to work, ___________ not feeling very well.
  8. Anna never learned the language, ___________ she lived there for two years.
  9. ____________ of the difficulty, they managed to climb to the top of the mountain.
  10. I couldn’t eat, _____________ I was very hungry.

Exercise 2:

1- …………………… my warnings, he went to Colombia.

  • A. Despite
  • B. Although
  • C. In spite

2-…………………… she didn’t want to see The Lord of the Rings, she enjoyed it in the end.

  • A. Despite
  • B. Although
  • C. In spite

3-…………………… of being bad at pool, she beat him three times in a row.

  • A. Although
  • B. In spite
  • C. Despite

4-They visited Madrid …………………… they didn’t have time to visit El Prado.

  • A. in spite
  • B. although
  • C. despite

5-…………………… it was raining, we decided to go to the market.

  • A. In spite
  • B. Although
  • C. Despite

6- She decided to go abroad for a year …………………… loving her family very much.

  • A. despite
  • B. in spite
  • C. although

7-He went on holiday to Thailand …………………… of the expensive airfare.

  • A. although
  • B. in spite
  • C. despite

8-…………………… it was only the first time they met, they became friends immediately.

  • A. In spite
  • B. Despite
  • C. Although

9-The English actor Oliver Reed was often rude to people ………… he was always kind to animals.

  • A. although
  • B. despite
  • C. in spite

Exercise 3:

However, / Nevertheless / Still / Despite that / Nonetheless.

Rewrite each sentence using a different word from above.

1. Brian is sick. He came to school today. _____________________________________________

2. I can’t help you with your homework. I know someone who can. _______________________________________

3. Jack ate three pizzas.  He’s not full. _________________________________________________________

4. I finished cleaning my room. I haven’t taken out the trash yet. ______________________________________________

5. They are brothers. They fight almost every day. __________________________________________________

6. Craig is in really good shape. He gets sick all the time. ____________________________________________________

7. They argued for hours. They finally came to an agreement.________________________________________

Answers:

Exercise 1.

  1. Although
  2. Despite
  3. In spite of
  4. Although
  5. In spite of
  6. Although
  7. in spite of
  8. although
  9. despite
  10. although

Exercise 2.

  1. Despite
  2. Although
  3. In spite of
  4. Although
  5. Although
  6. Despite
  7. In spite
  8. Although
  9. Despite

Exercise 3.

  1. Brian is sick, nevertheless, he came to school today.
  2. I can’t help you with your homework, however, I know someone who can.
  3. Jack ate three pizzas, but still, he is not full.
  4. I finished cleaning my room; however, I haven’t taken out the trash yet.
  5. They are brothers, nonetheless, they fight almost every day.
  6. Craig is in good shape, despite that, he gets sick all the time.
  7. They argued for hours, nevertheless, they finally came to an agreement.

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