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    nellymar is offline Newbie
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    In spite of / and despite

    Dear Friend, please could you please explain me the diferente between:

    SPITE OF

    and

    Despite

    Please give some examples of each of them

    Thank you,

    Nelly

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    Re: In spite of / and despite

    In my experience, these words are the same. But in the US we don't usually use "despite." It sounds formal and old-fashioned. But you will still see it written in many books.

    Examples:

    Despite her bad manners, I gave her good directions.

    I was glad the plane had a safe landing in spite of the rain.

    She wore a bright red dress to the party, in spite of the invitation saying "wear black and white."

    Now you try some examples and I want to see how they sound. Despite your lack of confidence, you should still try!

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