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    please check the error

    give me answer with some examples........

    tell me when we use despite?

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    Re: please check the error

    Quote Originally Posted by saket.mahesh88 View Post
    give me answer with some examples........

    tell me when we use despite?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Saket.

    (1) "Despite" or "In spite of" means something like "Yes, but still."

    (2) I am going to the beach despite/in spite of the rain. =

    Yes, it is raining, but I am still going to the beach.

    (3) I like Mona despite/in spite of the fact that she is rather

    rude. = Yes, Mona is rather rude, but I still like her.

    (a) "despite/ in spite of the fact that" is rather long.

    (b) I think people prefer to express this idea in another way.

    Perhaps:

    Although/ Even though/ Though Mona is rather rude, I still like her.

    *You could also say: I like Mona despite her rudeness/ rude attitude.

    (4) Many people want to buy the latest and most up-to-date

    cellphone despite its cost.

    (a) I think many people would be more comfortable putting the

    prepositional phrase first:

    Despite its cost, many people want to buy the latest and most

    up-to-date cellphone.

    * Yes, the new cellphones cost a lot, but people still want to ....

    (5) Despite the fact that many people say that English cannot remain

    as the international language forever, it is still being studied and used

    by more people every day.

    (a) As you can see, if you have a long and difficult idea, I think it is better

    to use "although," "even though," or "though":

    Although many people say that English cannot remain as the

    international language forever, it is still being studied and used

    by more people every day.

    (6) Despite what everybody says, I think that Tom is innocent. =

    Yes, everyone says that Tom did it, but I still believe that he did

    not do it.

    *****

    Have a nice day!

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