Aim: This exercise is to help you to use contrast clauses correctly.
There are two types of contrast clause, those that give reasons and those that give surprising reasons. Click on the phrases to see example sentences of how they are used:
Clause: A a clause is a subject noun or noun phrase followed by a verb or verb phrase; e.g. 'grammar' is a noun, 'some very easy grammar' is a noun phrase, 'is' is a verb, and 'has been' is a verb phrase.
noun, or a noun with an article or determiner, and/or
an adjective in front of it, and sometimes with a relative clause after it; e.g.
apple (noun), some apples (determiner and noun), some red apples (determiner,
adjective and noun), some red apples which I am going to eat (determiner,
adjective, noun and relative clause).
After clauses ending in 'the fact that', use a clause, that is part of a sentence with a subject noun and a verb
'I like grammar due to the fact that it is logical.' ('it' is the subject noun, and 'is' is the verb).
'I like grammar in spite of the fact that it is time-consuming to learn.'
After 'In spite of', use a noun phrase or an '_ing' form.
'In spite of Hong Kong being a hot place, I like the weather here.'
It is bad style to start a sentence with 'Because'.
Choose the correct word from the options.drop-down list:
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