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    Some Grammar

    Hello, I was wondering can someone please explain to me in the following example why the answer is 'despite' and not 'nevertheless'. I know what the correct answer is but am struggling to explain to my students why.

    "The company decided to give her a chance,_____ doubts regarding her ability to perform such high level tasks."

    Could someone please give as much grammatical detail as possible. It is not my strong point.

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    Re: Some Grammar

    We need a preposition, despite, not an adverb, nevertheless here.

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    Re: Some Grammar

    ''Despite ''is used with nouns,not sentences.Nevertheless is required a sentence and it is used for contrasted result.
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