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    #1

    despite

    Hi,

    Could you help me find out which sentence is correct here:

    1. Despite his tiredness he went to the cinema.
    2. Despite (his) being tired he went to the cinema.
    3. Despite the fact that he was tired he went to the cinema. (I think this sounds too formal.)

    Thank you very much,
    heyt

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    Re: despite

    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    Hi,

    Could you help me find out which sentence is correct here:

    1. Despite his tiredness he went to the cinema.
    2. Despite (his) being tired he went to the cinema.
    3. Despite the fact that he was tired he went to the cinema. (I think this sounds too formal.)

    Thank you very much,
    heyt
    Apart from a missing comma in every sentence, I think all three of these are perfectly acceptable.

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