Using But, Despite, Because in English; Difference between but, despite and because;
But is used to join two ideas that are opposites.
- I am very hungry, but the fridge is empty.
- I love dogs, but I hate cats.
- “Mark” is a man’s name but “Mary” is a lady’s name.
Despite is used to introduce a fact that is in sharp contrast with another fact.
- Despite all her faults, everybody likes him.
- Despite her young age, she did a very good job.
- Our vacation was a lot of fun, despite the hot weather.
Because is used to show/give reason. It is followed by a complete sentence with its own subject and verb.
- She usually eats at home, because she likes cooking.
- People are attracted to the coast because the fishing and swimming is fantastic.
- The girl ran because she was afraid.