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    Hi I want to know if this sentence is written correctly: "Despite of there could be some cases of people who might have not being treated nicely, native people are kind to outsiders" This sentence is from a text comparing living in other countries...my question is about the use of despite, should I better say: "Despite the fact there could be....."??
    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: use of despite

    "Despite" + [noun phrase], [clause].
    Despite their lack of experience, they were good tennis players.

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    Default Re: use of despite

    why don't say: Despite their lack of experience, they are good tennis players?

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    Despite they are lack of experience, they are good tennis players?

    I am so confused about time tense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana doll View Post
    why don't say: Despite their lack of experience, they are good tennis players? It's fine; now you're talking about the situation in the present
    Despite their lack of experience, they were good tennis players. talking about the situation in the past.

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    thanks engee30, I got it~~!!

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