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    #1

    Smile despite

    Please check out the following sentences. Are they acceptable?

    (1) Although I am already eighteen years old, my parents still regard me as a child.
    (2) Despite my attempt to persuade them, they still don't allow me to move out.

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    #2

    Re: despite

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences. Are they acceptable?

    (1) Although I am already eighteen years old, my parents still regard me as a child.
    (2) Despite my attempt to persuade them, they still don't allow me to move out.
    I suggest "won't" instead of "don't" in #2, and I would make "attempts" plural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Smile Re: despite

    (2) Despite my attempts to persuade them, they still won't allow me to move out.

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    #4

    Re: despite

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    (2) Despite my attempts to persuade them, they still won't allow me to move out.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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