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    Appreciate if someone can tell me how and when to use these words, using examples where possible:
    nonetheless; nevertheless; despite; in spite of
    thanks

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    Default Re: Proper Usage

    Nonetheless/neverthelss contrast sentences:

    I was exhausted. Nevertheless, I worked all night.

    Despite/in spite of go with a noun phrase:
    He did it despite my advice.

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    Tks Tdol. But does that mean that the two pairs of words/phrase are interchangeable in usage?

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    Default Re: Proper Usage

    Yes, basically, though in spite of and nonetheless are less commonly used.

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