Sentence Connectors Quiz – 1 (Upper Intermediate Level) (Linking Words)
Many connectors having similar meanings are followed by different structures. For example, despite and in spite of are followed by a noun phrase or an –ing form.
I went to work in spite of feeling ill. (in spite of + -ing)
I went out despite the heavy rains. (despite + noun)
In spite of and despite are prepositions. They cannot be directly followed by a clause. Hence we use the phrase ‘the fact that’ before a clause.
I went to work in spite of the fact that I was feeling ill.
This test is about sentence connectors(although, though, despite, in spite of, besides, morever, even so etc.)