Using But, Despite, Because in English

Using But, Despite, Because in English; Difference between but, despite and because;




 

Using But, Despite, Because in English





BUT

But is used to join two ideas that are opposites.

Examples

  • 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

Despite is used to introduce a fact that is in sharp contrast with another fact.

Examples

  • 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

Because is used to show/give reason. It is followed by a complete sentence with its own subject and verb.

Examples

  • 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.