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Though, Although, in spite of and Despite Exercise With Answers

In the article below I cover though, although, in spite of and despite exercise, complete the sentences below by selecting correct options. Before doing the exercises you may want to read the lesson on adverb clause of contrast/ concession.

Though, Although, in spite of and Despite Exercise

Exercise 1:

1. ……………………. I don’t agree with him, I think he is honest.

  • a) Although
  • b) Despite

2. I would like to go out, ……………………… it is a bit late.

  • a) although
  • b) Despite

3. ……………………….. the rain, we went out.

  • a) Even though
  • b) Despite

4. She went on working, ……………………. she was tired.

  • a) though
  • b) despite

5. …………………… he is fat, he runs fast.

  • a) Though
  • b) Despite

6. She went on working, ………………………… the fact that she was tired.

  • a) despite
  • b) though

7. ……………………. I was angry, I kept quiet.

  • a) Though
  • b) Despite

8. ……………………. it was a bit expensive, I decided to buy it.

  • a) Despite
  • b) Although

9. ……………………. she is poor, she is happy.

  • a) Though
  • b) despite

10. I managed to do it, …………………….. he didn’t help me.

  • a) though
  • b) despite

Exercise 2:

Q1 – She went out ____ the rain.

a- although
b- despite
c- either could be used here.

Q2 – She went out ____ it was raining.

a- although
b- despite
c- either could be used here.

Q3 – She went out ____ the fact that it was raining.

a- although
b- despite
c- either could be used here.

Q4 – ____ she didn’t like it, I enjoyed it a lot.

a- Though
b- Although
c- Either could be used here.

Q5 – It was good, ____ expensive.

a- though
b- despite
c- either could be used here.

Q6 – I was late. _____________, the others were all on time.

a- although
b- However
c- despite

Q7 – ____________ I was late, the others were all on time.

a- Although
b- In spite
c- Despite

Q8 – They managed it,  _________ I wasn’t there.

a- although
b- despite
c- in spite of

Q9 – They managed it _______________ the fact that I wasn’t there.

a- although
b- however
c- despite

Q10 – _____________­­­­­­­­­­ tired, he managed to finish it on time.

a- Though
b- Despite
c- Either could be used here.

Answers:

Exercise 1:

  1. A
  2. A
  3. B
  4. A
  5. A
  6. A
  7. A
  8. B
  9. A
  10. A

Exercise 2:

  1. C
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B
  7. A
  8. B
  9. C
  10. C

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