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    Question Adverbs

    Your engineer called for the third time in the past two weeks. I am still without a working machine. (IN SPITE OF)
    In spite of your engineer's third call in the last two weeks, i am still without a working machine.
    OR
    In spite of your engineer's calls three times in the last two weeks, i am still without a working machine.

    I paid for a 256MB memory card. The one in the box was only a 128MB one. (DESPITE)
    Despite paying for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.
    OR
    Despite having paid for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.

    If neither one of the solutions i offered isn't right please let me know the right one.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Christin93 View Post
    Your engineer called for the third time in the past two weeks. I am still without a working machine. (IN SPITE OF)

    In spite of your engineer's third call in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.
    OR
    In spite of your engineer's calls three times in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.

    In spite of your engineer having called three times in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.

    I paid for a 256MB memory card. The one in the box was only a 128MB one. (DESPITE)

    Despite paying for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.
    OR
    Despite having paid for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one. Correct.

    If neither one of the solutions I have offered isn't right, please let me know the right one.
    See above.

    Remember that "I" is capitalised no matter where it comes in the sentence.

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