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    #1

    Vocabulary + Grammar

    I have two questions. I'd be grateful if someone could help me with one or both!

    1) Is the following use of abroad acceptable:

    Many British students are applying to both UK and abroad universities.

    2) "In spite of" requires the use of -ing. Does it have to come immediately after it or can we say:
    In spite of many campaigns being made, there are still people who...

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Vocabulary + Grammar

    "Abroad" is not an adjective.

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    Re: Vocabulary + Grammar

    Thanks! I had just checked it's an adverb.

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    Re: Vocabulary + Grammar

    I am not a teacher.

    Replace "abroad" by "overseas" and 1) works.

    2) is OK because it is in the passive voice. In the active you would put the -ing directly after in spite of. "In spite of making..."

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