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    When I want to use "despite" in the sentence, is this sentence right?:

    I like watching TV, despite I don't play it.

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    Default Re: despite

    Usually "despite + noun or gerund".

    So the correct sentence would be "I like to watch hockey, al(though) I don't play it myself".

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    Default Re: despite

    Quote Originally Posted by lukaszh View Post
    When I want to use "despite" in the sentence, is this sentence right?:

    I like watching TV, despite I don't play it.

    Thanks
    Hi,

    I am affraid, not.
    Despite is a preposition whose object is a noun (clause/phrase).

    I like watching football, despite the fact that I do not play it?
    Are these confronting ideas in the two clauses, anyway?
    IMO, they do not.

    Best wishes

    Svartnik
    Last edited by svartnik; 28-Nov-2006 at 22:07. Reason: Ineffectively communicating my ideas :)

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