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  1. She wasn't fat;nevertheless, she went on a diet. She went on a diet. She wasn't fat, though. Even though she wasn't fat, she went on a diet. Although she wasn't fat, she went on a diet. In spite of (her) not being fat, she went on a diet. 2. Despite the fact that he was afraid, he climbed the mountain. He was afraid. He climbed the mountain, though. Even though he was afraid, he climbed the mountain. In spite of (his) being afraid, he climbed the mountain. Although he was afraid, he climbed the mountain. Afraid as / though he was, he climbed the mountain. 3. Although he spoke loud, he could not make himself heard. Loud as / though he spoke, he could not make himself heard. 4. Apart from Paul we all have cars. We all have cars with the exception ofPaul. We all have cars except for Paul.     5. Although she is talented, she is too shy to perform in public. Even though she is talented, she is too shy to perform in public. In spite of her talent, she is too shy to perform in public. She is talented. She is too shy to perform in public, though. She is talented, though too shy to perform in public. Talented though / as she is / may be, she is too shy to perform in public. 6. Whateverthey do, they do it well. No matter what they do, they do it well. 7. No matter how carefully you do it, it's bound to be difficult. However carefully you do it, it's bound to be difficult. It's bound to be difficult however carefully you do it. 8. The film was awful, but we went on watching it. Despite the film being awful, we went on watching it. 9. Althoughit seemed to be harmless the dog was in fact dangerous. Althoughit seemed to be harmless, on the contrary, the dog was dangerous.

 

 

Study the table above and finish the following sentences without changing the meaning of the sentences printed before them.

 

1. Although we warned her, she swam there anyway. à In spite …

2. In spite of his being wealthy, he's terribly mean. à Wealthy …

3. However you speak to her, she always takes offence. à No matter …

4. Apart from Geography she enjoys all her lessons. à With …

5. He isn't very clever; nevertheless, he passed the exam. à Although …

6. No matter what you offer to pay him, he won't accept the job. à Whatever …

7. Slow as he is, he finished the work before I did. à Even though …

8. Despite the fact that she practises regularly, she doesn't play tennis well. à Although …

9. They are not well-off; nevertheless, they seem to spend a lot of money. à In spite …

10. Complain as she might, nothing will ever change. à Although …

11. He works extremely hard. He enjoys his job, though. à No matter …

 


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