View Poll Results: ____ feeling sick, she continued working.

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    530 24.13%
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    1,666 75.87%
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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Although & Despite

    Why?

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    My vote goes for Despite.


    'Although' acts as a connective, and it introduced adverbial clause instead of a gerund. Do I make sense? :)

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    How about this?

    Feeling sick, she continued working.

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    It works. Just about.

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    Gotcha.

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    despite

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    Correct- 'despite' can go with a gerund.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    How about this?
    I'm new here, it's my first attempt...
    I thought that only some linkers (because, after/before, if and when/while)could be turned into participle clauses.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Correct- 'despite' can go with a gerund.
    So, 'although' would not go with gerund?

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Although could go with a gerund if it were part of a complete clause:
    Although going to the cinema seemed a nice idea, we decided to stay at home.
    Although goes with clauses or adjectives, but doesn't fit into thie example in the poll.

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