Other Ways to Say ALTHOUGH
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at other ways to say “although”.
Here is the list:
- Despite the fact that
- Even if
- On the contrary
- Even so
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Other ways to say ALTHOUGH
Although is a subordinating conjunction meaning “despite something”. We use it in formal and informal speaking and writing, usually to express contrast.
- Although he didn’t feel well, he went to work.
- Mark tried to persuade his customer to buy the insurance, although it was obvious that he wasn’t interested.
Meaning: although and though are synonymous words; unlike although, we can use though at the end of a sentence. It is often used in the phrase “even though” for bigger emphasis.
- Though my computer is a bit old, it still works very well.
- She seemed calm, her eyes were tearing, though.
- Their love didn’t grow weaker even though they lived in different countries.
Despite/in spite (of) the fact that
Meaning: regardless of.
- Martin was a good swimmer, despite the fact that he was a bit overweight.
- Despite the fact that I helped him a lot in the past, he refused to give me a hand when I needed it.
- He wasn’t breathing heavily in spite of the fact that he’d been running for half an hour.
Other ways to say ALTHOUGH
Meaning: although, despite the fact mentioned, regardless of.
- They decided to get married, notwithstanding their parents’ disapproval.
- Notwithstanding your objections, I think we should continue preparations for the big match.
Meaning: despite, without being affected or influenced by something.
- It was raining heavily, but Jane kept walking regardless.
- Regardless of how often I complained about the service in the supermarket, they’ve never changed.
Meaning: use the phrase to say that whatever you do, the result will be the same.
- Even if I drive to the airport, I’ll miss the flight.
- I’m afraid that the patient will not recover even if she survives.
On the contrary
Meaning: use the phrase to say that you think the opposite of the thing mentioned.
- We shouldn’t turn our back on bullying in our school. On the contrary, we should encourage the children to recognize and report bullies.
- The risk of accidents on the road wasn’t decreased; on the contrary, it was increased.
Meaning: use the phrase to say something contrasting to the fact mentioned before.
- Sandra had a sore throat but even so, she went to the pub with her friends.
- Sean made a lot of spelling mistakes in his essay; even so, it was an interesting reading.
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