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    kahhong is offline Member
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    Exclamation D and I

    Hello there, Despite of and inspite of are thhe same?

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    Default Re: D and I

    despite, not *despite of

    despite something
    despite + -ing
    despite the fact that

    in spite of, not *inspite of
    in spite of has the same meaning as despite.

    in spite of something
    in spite of + -ing
    in spite of the fact that

    Note, despite is preferred in written English. The reason being, its origin:

    spite comes from the word despite. It's a shortened form.
    in despite of became in spite of.

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