CONTRAST LINKERS (=BUT) LINKER FOLLOWED BY Though* Although Even though + sentence However* Nevertheless Even so + sentence Despite In spite of (*) informal, oral + noun + gerund FORMULA EXAMPLE Although A, B. B although A Although it was cold, we had a picnic. We had a picnic although it was cold. It was cold. We had a picnic, though. * A. However, B. It was cold. However, we had a picnic. It was cold. We had a picnic, however.* Despite A, B B despite A Despite the cold, we had a picnic. We had a picnic despite the cold.