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    Knowing/ despite knowing

    Knowing this I went there or despite knowing this I went there.

    which expression is correct to mean that I knew this beforehand still I went there? Is there any difference between the two sentences?

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    Re: Knowing/ despite knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Knowing this I went there or despite knowing this I went there.

    which expression is correct to mean that I knew this beforehand still I went there? Is there any difference between the two sentences?
    Big difference. What is the context?

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    Re: Knowing/ despite knowing

    I knew that the market was closed still I went there. This is the context.

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    Re: Knowing/ despite knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    I knew that the market was closed still I went there. This is the context.
    Usually we use "knowing" for something positive or at least neutral. We usually use "despite knowing" for negatives. I guess, knowing that market was closed was a negative, so I would use "despite knowing".

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