Grammar Exercises

LINKING WORDS (1) – although, despite, unless, even so etc

Choose the correct alternative

1. The plane arrived on time although / however it took off almost an hour late.

2. Luka knew that he was going to miss the train, providing/unless he ran very fast.

3. Besides / In addition being a talented chef, James also writes novels.

4. Chloe didn’t follow the recipe for the chocolate cake very closely. As a result / In spite of the cake was a disaster.

5. At the beach Belinda put on lots of sun cream as a result / so as not to get burnt.

6. Grace stroked the dog despite / in spite the fact we had warned her that it could bite.

7. The teacher was delighted with her students’ exam results. She decided, so, / therefore, to take them all to the aquarium as a treat.

8. Even so, / Even though the queue outside the cinema was very long, we didn’t mind waiting.

9. Doris said that she would work longer hours and some weekends as long as / unless they paid her overtime.

10. Living in the city can be very exciting as there are many things to see and do. On the other hand / Moreover it can be very expensive, particularly if you have to pay rent!

11. I have to study really hard this weekend for my exams. Even so, / Even though I’m going to play tennis.

12. The fancy dress party was cancelled. Nevertheless, / Therefore, the kids still wanted to put on their costumes.


1. although
2. unless
3. Besides (in addition to)
4. As a result
5. so as
6. despite (in spite of the fact)
7. therefore
8. Even though
9. as long as
10. On the other hand
11. Even so
12. Nevertheless

1 thought on “LINKING WORDS (1) – although, despite, unless, even so etc”

  1. 1.Nevertheless
    5.So as not to
    8.Even though
    9.As long as
    10.On the other hand

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