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The key answer of exercise 113.3

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 113 - Although / though / even though / In spite of / despite for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


Make one sentence from two. Use the word(s) in brackets in your sentences.


  1. I couldn’t sleep despite being very tired.
  2. In spite of having very little money, they are happy. / In spite of the fact (that) they have very little money ... 
  3. Although my foot was injured, I managed to walk home. / I managed to walk home although my ...
  4. I enjoyed the film in spite of the silly story. / ... in spite of the story being silly. / ... in spite of the fact (that) the story was silly. / In spite of ... , I enjoyed the film. 
  5. Despite living in the same street, we hardly ever see each other. / Despite the fact (that) we live in ... / We hardly ever see each other despite ...
  6. Even though I was only out for five minutes, I got very wet in the rain. / I got very wet in the rain even though I was .. .