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    despite although

    Hello,

    Could you tell me that whether we can use or not.

    -I won't agree with you although what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you inspite of what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you despite what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you because of what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you because what you are thinking about is important.

    Can we relative all the prepositions like that?

    In case of how,...etc

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    Re: despite although

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me that whether we can use or not.

    -I won't agree with you although what you are thinking about is important. OK

    -I won't agree with you inspite of what you are thinking about is important.
    No. I won't agree with you in spite of the fact that what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you despite what you are thinking about is important.
    No. I won't agree with despite the fact that what you are thinking about is important.

    -I won't agree with you because of what you are thinking about is important.
    No. I can't even reword this - by saying "I won't agree with you because..." you need to follow it with the reason that you won't agree with the person, and I don't know what that reason is.

    -I won't agree with you because what you are thinking about is important.
    Same answer as the last.
    The only way I could reword this would be "I won't agree with you just because what you are thinking about is important" but I don't think that's what you mean.


    Can we relative all the prepositions like that?
    I don't understand the question.

    In case of how,...etc
    See above.

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    Re: despite although

    Could you please take a look at this? http://studiosmith.blogspot.com/2008...-what-ive.html

    The name of the song is: A Good Friday: Not Because of What I've Done.

    http://www.lyricsmania.com/despite_w..._gallants.html

    The name of the song is:

    But despite what you’ve been told.

    I couldn't understand...How can they use them?
    Last edited by aliii; 17-Oct-2011 at 23:31.

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    Re: despite although

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Could you please take a look at this? // BarryBlog //: A Good Friday: Not Because of What I've Done.

    The name of the song is: A Good Friday: Not Because of What I've Done.

    Two Gallants - Despite What You've Been Told Lyrics

    The name of the song is:

    But despite what you’ve been told.

    I couldn't understand...How can they use them?
    Song lyrics are the bane of every student's life (and every teacher's!) They are rarely grammatical. The words are frequently chosen simply because they rhyme or because they fit the rhythm that's required for a particular part of a song. Do not base your understanding of or queries about "proper" English on song lyrics.

    Having said that, there is nothing wrong with the construction "Despite what you've been told..." if it's used at the beginning of a sentence and is followed by information which is true "in spite" of whatever it is they've been told.

    Despite what you've been told, I'm not a serial killer = Someone has told you that I am a serial killer but even though that's what you have been told, it's not true.

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    Re: despite although

    In your original examples, "... despite what you are thinking about is important" is not possible, but "despite what you are thinking about" is.

    "... despite the fact that what you are thinking about is important" is also fine.

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    Re: despite although

    Thanks for answering.What I have understood is :If the preposition which we will construct for a sentence is required by a noun after that, we must do like that:

    -Despite what you have done, It doesn't interested me.
    -In spite of what you have done, It doesn't interested me.

    But, If the preposition which we will construct for a sentence is required by a full sentence after that, we must do like that:

    -Although what you have done is important, It doesn't interested me.

    -Although what you have done, It doesn't interested me.

    Are they okay?

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    Re: despite although

    The first three are acceptable now.

    -Despite what you have done, Iit doesn't interested me.
    -In spite of what you have done, Iit doesn't interested me.
    -Although what you have done is important, Iit doesn't interested me.
    -Although what you have done, It doesn't interested me.

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    Re: despite although

    I think we should except 'because' from them if we will use it at the begining of the sentence.Because I will give you a sentence which is from my school book english.

    I want to used to following a lot of rules because when i had lived at home, my parents usually left me alone to do what i want.

    Is that because of 'because' or 'when' ?

    Although when you are late , i m angry with you yet i should work with you.

    In spite of when you are late , i m angry with you yet i should work with you.

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    Re: despite although

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii;813129I want to used to following a lot of rules [U
    because [/U]when i had lived at home, my parents usually left me alone to do what i want.
    Is that because of 'because' or 'when' ?
    Although when you are late , i m angry with you yet i should work with you.

    In spite of when you are late , i m angry with you yet i should work with you.
    If any of these are really sentences from your school book, then burn the book.

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    Re: despite although

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    I will give you a sentence which is from my school book english.

    I want to used to following a lot of rules because when i had lived at home, my parents usually left me alone to do what i want.
    I agree with 5jj - if that's an example sentence from your book, then get rid of it and buy a new one. The only thing I can guess they meant to say is:

    I am not used to following a lot of rules because when I lived at home, my parents usually left me to do whatever I wanted.

    I have marked in red the parts which I have corrected which, in the original, were completely incorrect.

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