so - Past Continuous - wide awakeVocabulary moreover
- adding another point in support of the first one, i.e.
Moreover, the waiter was rude.although
- We are not going to pay the service charge. The food came late, our vegetables were cold.
- contrasting two points, i.e.
in spite of and despite -
- Although everyone knows how important the enviroment is, Green politicians don't usually get elected.
contrasting two points. Both despite
and in spite of
can be followed by ing - being + adjective - noun - adjective + noun
- Despite running / In spite of running to the station he still missed the train.
- Despite being / in spite of being thousands of years old the pyramids are still standing.
- Despite the weather / In spite of the weather we went for a walk.
- Despite the bad weather / In spite of the bad weather we went for a walk.
* Also: Despite the fact
/ In spite of the fact that + clause
, are possible, i.e.
- Despite the fact / In spite of the fact that the weather was bad, we went for a walk.