Student or Learner
Do you have an handout (pdf file) with really good and simple explanation about the difference between:
although, though, despite, in spite, nverthless, however etc.
I just don't get it ;)
First, you can separate nevertheless as, like however, it normally contrast two sentences. The others work with two parts of the same sentence.
Although & though usually connect clauses so you need a subject and verb, but despite & in spite of are used when there's no main verb- just a noun phrase, pronoun, etc. This could include a gerund (despite feeling unwell...) a little trick much beloved of examiners. Simply checking to see a) whether it's part of a sentence or connecting two sentences and b) whether there's a verb or not will get you through many of the uses.
Though can also come the end of the sentence, separated off by a comma with a meaning similar to 'however'.
Although & though can be used before adjectives on their own- It was a good restaurant, though expensive.