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

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    I choose Despite. I think Inspite in this case also works as the structure is" despite/ in spite of + N/Ving, Clause".

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    Arrow Re: Although & Despite

    although + sentence
    Despite+ gerund / noun that is the answer

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    I think "although" will follow by a clause, and "despite" = "in spite of" + nouns.
    So in this poll, I use "despite"

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    despite and although: similar meanings, but different syntax required .
    dsespite (inspite of) + noun
    Despite feelin sick ..
    although (though ) + clause
    Although she was feeling sick ..

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    Last edited by hamoodee; 07-May-2007 at 19:03.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    How about this?

    despite is always folloed by the ing form!!!

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Tdol taught me about this a time ago...
    It should be despite...

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    expecting the news is an complete clause?
    Meanwhile, in Tdol's example, feeling tired is not a complete clause either.

    How about this?
    Pick the correct answer:
    a) although raining, he came
    b)although it rained, he came

    What's the best one?

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    expecting the news is an complete clause?
    Meanwhile, in Tdol's example, feeling tired is not a complete clause either.

    How about this?
    Pick the correct answer:
    a) although raining, he came
    b)although it rained, he came

    What's the best one?
    Hi belly_ttt

    I think that the correct is" althought it rained, he came"

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    although : conjunction
    although +clause
    Although the storm ended, the sky still looked grey and dark.

    despite - preposition
    despite + noun
    Despite the stormy weather, I went out.
    despite + gerund
    Despite being ill, he managed to go to work yesterday.

    Despite is the correct answer.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by diana monzon View Post
    despite is always folloed by the ing form!!!
    Despite can be followed by a noun, as well.[not only by a gerund].
    Despite the bad weather, he went swimming.

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