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    despite rule

    Identify the correct sentence.
    Choose one answer
    a. Despite the fact that he was a great actor; he appeared in many films
    b. Despite he was a great actor; he appeared in many films
    c. Despite he was a great actor; he didn’t appear in many films.
    d. Despite the fact that he was a great actor; he didn’t appear in many films.
    i am confused between c and d
    i think d is correct but also c seems correct
    anyhelp

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    Re: despite rule

    Quote Originally Posted by zaedsul View Post
    Identify the correct sentence.
    Choose one answer
    a. Despite the fact that he was a great actor; he appeared in many films
    b. Despite he was a great actor; he appeared in many films
    c. Despite he was a great actor; he didn’t appear in many films.
    d. Despite the fact that he was a great actor; he didn’t appear in many films.
    I am confused between c and d. I think d is correct but also c seems correct.
    Any help please?
    d. is correct.

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    Re: despite rule

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Zaedsul:

    (1) I think that many American teachers would be rather upset with the semicolon (;). I believe that they would suggest

    a comma:

    Despite the fact that he was a great actor, he didn't appear in many films.

    (2) I also believe that many teachers might feel that "despite the fact that" is too "wordy."

    (a) I believe that it might be "tighter" writing to say:

    Despite being a great actor, he did not appear in many films.

    P.S. In writing, it might be a good idea NOT to use contractions such as "don't." "Do not" is more formal and perhaps more

    pleasing to the eye.

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