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

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    530 24.13%
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    #31

    Re: Although & Despite

    The difference is very simple

    "Although" must be followed by a clause (sub.+verb) like "she was tired" & it can also be followed by a past participle or an adjective like "tired"
    So, you can say "Although she was tired,.............." OR "Although tired,............"


    "Despite & Inspite of" have the same meaning & usage.
    They are both followed by a noun or a gerund (verb+ing)
    So, you say "Despite feeling tired,.............."
    "Inspite of having alot of money,..............."
    "Inspite of the bad weather,he went out"

    [I wish you have got the clue]


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    #32

    Re: Although & Despite

    Quote Originally Posted by chenjin489 View Post
    what you mean by "part of a complete clause"? why in "although feeling sick", although is not part of the clause?
    Simply Because "feeling sick" doesn't contain a verb in a particular tense.
    so we can't say that "feeling sick" is a clause (subject + Verb)


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    #33

    Re: Although & Despite

    Dispite

    Because "Although" needs a whole sentence after it..


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    #34

    Re: Although & Despite

    Absolutely correct answer 'Despite'

    Find below some explanations that would be useful to beginners.

    Although / in spite of / despite




    After althoughwe use a subject + verb:

    Although it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.
    • I didn't get the job although I had all the necessary qualifications.

    Compare the meaning of although and because:
    • We went out although it was raining.
    • We didn't go out because it was raining.

    After in spite of or despite, we use a noun, a pronoun (this/that/what etc.) or -ing:
    In spite ofthe rain, we enjoyed our holiday.
    • I didn't get the job in spite of having all the necessary qualifications.
    • She wasn't well, but in spite of this she went to work.
    In spite of what I said yesterday, I still love you.

    Despite is the same as in spite of. Note that we say 'in spite of, but despite (without 'of'):
    • She wasn't well, but despitethis she went to work, (not 'despite of this')

    You can say 'in spite of the fact(that)...' and 'despite the fact (that)...':

    I didn’t get the job in spite of the fact that I had all the necessary qualifications
    I didn’t get the job despite the fact (that) I had all the necessary qualifications.

    Compare in spite of and because of:
    • We went out in spite of the rain, (or ...despite the rain.)
    • We didn't go out because of the rain.

    Compare although and in spite of / despite:
    Althoughthe traffic was bad. I arrived on time, (not in spite or the traffic was bad (not in spite or the traffic was bad)
    In spite of the traffic, I arrived on time (not in spite or the traffic was bad)

    I couldn’t sleep although I was very tired (not despite I was tired)
    I couldn’t sleep despite being very tired (not despite I was tired)

    Have a great day!


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    #35

    Re: Although & Despite

    Hi I think the correct answer is Despite BUT I do not know why?


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    #36

    Smile Re: Although & Despite

    For me the true answer's "despite"


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    #37

    Re: Although & Despite

    You need a complete clause for use of 'although' You do not need one for 'despite' Hence 'despite' is more often used nowadays as it allows brevity to an extent

    Although she was feeling sick, she continued working

    Even though she was feeling sick, she continued working

    Despite feeling sick, she continued working

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    #38

    Re: Although & Despite

    What’s the difference?:
    Although feeling sick, she continued working.
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    Despite feeling sick, she continued working.
    None ...
    … except although can also govern a subordinate finite clause and a non-finite clause but despite can only govern a non-finite clause.

    Although feeling sick, she continued working (non-finite clause).
    Although she was feeling sick, she continued working (finite clause).

    Despite feeling sick, she continued working (non-finite clause).
    Despite she was feeling sick, she continued working is impossible.

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    #39

    Re: Although & Despite

    Definitely "despite" :)

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    #40

    Re: Although & Despite

    with despite it simply sound better :D

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