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Although is a conjunction which joins two clauses. There are two possible positions:

e.g.: Although I don't like him, I respect his opinion.

We wanted to go outside, although Jim tried to convince us otherwise. 

Although it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.

Though and even though are used in the same way. Even though is a stronger form of although.

e.g.: He said he excelled on the test, though he did not seem too confident. 

I see him everyday. I have never spoken to him though.

Even though I was really tired, I couldn't sleep.

I didn't get the job though I had all the necessary qualifications.

I couldn't see the screen even though it was only a foot away. 

After in spite of/despite we use a noun or an adjective.

e.g.: In spite of the difficulty, the team won the competition.

Despite the roaring applause, the politician still seemed unhappy. 

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