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

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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    I vote for although....

    am I wrong?

    Because she goes to work even been sick....

    I don't know I hate those two words, can anybody of you tell me which is the correct answer and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antigona View Post
    I vote for although....

    am I wrong?

    Because she goes to work even been sick....

    I don't know I hate those two words, can anybody of you tell me which is the correct answer and why?
    Take a look at my previous answers on page 2.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Despite+ verb in gerund
    Although + person+ verb....

    but: Despite the fact that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy-man View Post
    Despite+ verb in gerund
    Although + person+ verb....

    but: Despite the fact that....

    ALTHOUGH + CLAUSE
    Although + person+ verb.... -correct, but

    although can be followed by a common noun or a proper noun, as well:

    Although the weather was bad, he went swimming.

    Although John was sick, he went to school that day.
    Although I was there trying to be of help, I couldn`t do anything to solve the problem


    The correct answer to the poll is :
    Despite feeling sick, she continued working.
    Last edited by Teia; 28-Aug-2007 at 22:34.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    Although is a conjunction, which means that it introduces a clause (ie, it ultimately targets a verb): Although I knew the answer, I didn't raise my hand.

    Despite (also: in spite of) is a preposition and prepositions come before (or ultimately target) nouns (or pronouns, or gerunds - which are actually verbal nouns): I chose to go out despite the bad weather. - Despite his good intentions he failed to convince them. - Despite feeling (= although he felt) rather depressed, he decided to go to his ex-girlfriend's wedding.

    Tip: despite the fact that = although: Despite the fact that he was ill, he went to work = Although he was ill, he went to work.

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    Conjunction versus preposition.

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    Default Re: Although & Despite

    yo!

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    Despite meaning/doing/watching...

    Although he meant/want (or 'should want')/is going to leave...

    Well, the answer is 'Despite'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    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.
    what you mean by "part of a complete clause"? why in "although feeling sick", although is not part of the clause?

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    I don't think so, "despite" can be used for a gerund

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