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    Default Joining of sentences using 'despite'

    There was a massive campaign. Not many people came to the school funfair.

    _____________________________ despite ________________.

    Not many people came to the school funfair despite the fact that there was a massive campaign..

    Is it possible to join the sentences without using the word 'fact'?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Joining of sentences using 'despite'

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    There was a massive campaign. Not many people came to the school funfair.

    _____________________________ despite ________________.

    Not many people came to the school funfair despite the fact that there was a massive campaign..

    Is it possible to join the sentences without using the word 'fact'?

    Thanks in advance.
    Not many people came to the school funfair despite the fact that there was a massive campaign..
    you definitely need 'the fact' here

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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Joining of sentences using 'despite'

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    There was a massive campaign. Not many people came to the school funfair.

    _____________________________ despite ________________.

    Not many people came to the school funfair despite the fact that there was a massive campaign..

    Is it possible to join the sentences without using the word 'fact'?

    Thanks in advance.

    Could someone please confirm whether Svartnik is correct.?

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences using 'despite'

    Compare:

    Not many people came to the school funfair. Despite that there was a massive campaign.

    Not many people came to the school funfair despite the fact that there was a massive campaign

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