Although, Despite And However | Class 10 Grammar Worksheets

The words however, although and despite have very similar meanings. However, they are used in different structures.

However is a transitional adverb. It usually goes at the beginning of a clause. Although is a conjunction. It connects two clauses. Despite is a preposition. It is followed by a noun.

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use although, despite and however

Class 10 grammar worksheets

Fill in the blanks with despite, however or although.

1. ………………. his illness, he went to work.
2. He was ill; …………….., he went to work.
3. ……………. he was ill, he went to work.
4. The athlete seemed unhappy …………. the fact that he had won a medal.
5. The athlete had won a medal; …………….., he seemed unhappy.
6. ……………… the athlete had won a medal, he seemed unhappy.
7. Sam failed the test ……………… the fact that he had worked hard.
8. Sam had worked hard; …………….., he failed the test.
9. ……………… Sam worked hard, he failed the test.
10. The dress was not very expensive; …………….., it was beautiful.
11. ……………… the dress was not very expensive, it was beautiful.
12. The dress was beautiful ……………. the fact that it was not very expensive.
13. Mother was angry; ……………., she said nothing.
14. ……………. mother was angry, she said nothing.
15. Mother said nothing …………….. the fact that she was angry.
16. The doctors tried hard; …………….., they could not save the patient.
17. ……………… the doctors tried hard, they could not save the patient.
18. The doctors could not save the patient ……………. the fact that they tried hard.
19. ……………… her good grades, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
20. ……………… she had good grades, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
21. She had good grades; ………………, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
22. The restaurant was expensive; ……………, the food was awful.
23. ………………. the restaurant was expensive, the food was awful.
24. The food was awful ………………. the fact that the restaurant was expensive.

Answers

1. Despite his illness, he went to work.
2. He was ill; however, he went to work.
3. Although he was ill, he went to work.
4. The athlete seemed unhappy despite the fact that he had won a medal.
5. The athlete had won a medal; however, he seemed unhappy.
6. Although the athlete had won a medal, he seemed unhappy.
7. Sam failed the test despite the fact that he had worked hard.
8. Sam had worked hard; however, he failed the test.
9. Although Sam worked hard, he failed the test.
10. The dress was not very expensive; however, it was beautiful.
11. Although the dress was not very expensive, it was beautiful.
12. The dress was beautiful despite the fact that it was not very expensive.
13. Mother was angry; however, she said nothing.
14. Although mother was angry, she said nothing.
15. Mother said nothing despite the fact that she was angry.
16. The doctors tried hard; however, they could not save the patient.
17. Although the doctors tried hard, they could not save the patient.
18. The doctors could not save the patient despite the fact that they tried hard.
19. Despite her good grades, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
20. Although she had good grades, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
21. She had good grades; however, she could not secure admission to the college of her choice.
22. The restaurant was expensive; however, the food was awful.
23. Although the restaurant was expensive, the food was awful.
24. The food was awful despite the fact that the restaurant was expensive.

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