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    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?






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    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.

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