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    Post You look tired.

    You look tired.
    a.I couldn't sleep although I was very tired.
    b.I couldn't sleep despite I was very tired.
    c.I couldn't sleep despite of being very tired.
    d.I couldn't sleep in spite of being very tired.

    Whis is correct?

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    #2

    Re: You look tired.

    You try first.

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    Re: You look tired.

    b and c require the same fix to be correct. Do you want to try to fix those as well so you can learn from the excercise?
    Last edited by Barb_D; 05-Sep-2012 at 22:06.
    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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    Re: You look tired.

    Option c is correct

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    #5

    Re: You look tired.

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by ushakranthi View Post
    Option c is correct

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    We know you're not a teacher, you don't have to state that. C is not correct, read Barb_D's response. Try to fix it and you'll learn something in the process.

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    #6

    Re: You look tired.

    what are the clear differences among although,inspite and despite

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    #7

    Re: You look tired.

    Quote Originally Posted by ushakranthi View Post
    wWhat are the clear differences amongbetween 'although',#'in#spite' and 'despite'?
    Please bear in mind:

    Begin your sentences with a capital letter.
    End your sentences with an appropriate punctuation mark.
    # Leave a space after a punctuation mark.
    'In spite' - two words.

    Have you tried looking up these words in one of the dictionaries here? Many of them give example sentences showing the word in use.

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    #8

    Re: You look tired.

    And yes, we look tired; some of us are starting to get tired of your posting questions and giving us random "choices" of the correct answer.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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