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    :roll:

    what is the difference between them:
    *Despite
    *Though
    *However
    *In spite of
    *Although

    i really confuse about these conjunction...can anybody help me?

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    Re: :roll:

    despite
    preposition
    without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:
    I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.
    Despite repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it.
    [+ ing form of verb] He managed to eat a big lunch despite having eaten an enormous breakfast.
    despite
    preposition
    despite yourself If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you do not want to or although you know you should not:
    He laughed despite himself.
    She took the money from her mother's purse, despite herself.
    though
    conjunction
    1 despite the fact that:
    She hasn't phoned, even though she said she would.
    2 but:
    They're coming next week, though I don't know which day.
    though
    adverb
    despite this:
    We were at school together. I haven't seen her for years though
    however (DEGREE)
    adverb
    despite whatever amount or degree:
    However hungry I am, I never seem to be able to finish off a whole pizza.
    If Emma likes something she'll buy it however much it costs.
    I'll see you after the show and give you 20 for the tickets, or however much (= whatever) they cost.
    however (WAY)
    adverb
    1 in whatever way:
    However you look at it, it's still a mess.
    You can do it however you like, it really doesn't matter.
    2 used to express surprise:
    However did you manage to get him to agree to that?
    however (DESPITE)
    adverb
    despite this:
    This is one possible solution to the problem. However, there are others.
    There may, however, be other reasons that we don't know about.
    although
    conjunction
    1 despite the fact that:
    She walked home by herself, although she knew that it was dangerous.
    He decided to go, although I begged him not to.
    2 but:
    He's rather shy, although he's not as bad as he used to be.
    She'll be coming tonight, although I don't know exactly when.


    From Cambridge dictionary online

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    Re: :roll:

    Source: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

    Curmudgeon, could I ask you to add a link to a site when quoting as well as the name- it reduces the risk of any copyright issues.

    Many thanks

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    Re: :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Source: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

    Curmudgeon, could I ask you to add a link to a site when quoting as well as the name- it reduces the risk of any copyright issues.

    Many thanks
    OK, sorry aout that. Must try harder

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    Re: :roll:

    Just trying to keep Digital Rights Managers off our backs.

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