Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Joining of sentences using 'despite'

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

    Not many people came to the school funfair despite a massive campaign.
    Not many people came to the school funfair despite there being a massive campaign.

    Which is correct sentence in joining the above sentences in bold?





  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,448
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Joining of sentences using 'despite'

    Semantically, they both have the same meaning. However, I would say that the first is better.

    The problem with the sentence is that it is not clear what the "massive campaign" set out to do - encourage people to come, promote the school event, campaigned against the event.

Similar Threads

  1. Joining of sentences
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23-May-2007, 08:03
  2. Joining of sentences, using 'Unless"
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-May-2007, 04:21
  3. Joining of sentences - the secret/it
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-May-2007, 04:10
  4. Joining of sentences
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13-May-2007, 12:01
  5. Joining of sentences
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2007, 11:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk