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    Please would you correct my mistakes these two sentences. I just wanted to see if I could use the word "despite" in these kinds of sentences.

    1. Peter thought her boring, despite being well-educated and kind person.
    2. The audience found the actor amazing, despite being an old and fragile man.

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    Re: Despite

    Both sentences are ambiguous. One must be careful with these types of modifiers.

    In the first, it is unclear whether the second par describes "Peter" or her". My guess is it describes "her". If that is true, I would add "her" before "being' and adding "a" after "being".

    In the second, I would add "his" before "being".


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