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    Despite the protests by the inhabitants

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Despite the protests by the inhabitants, the local authorities have decided to put up more block of flats in the already densely built suburb.

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    Re: Despite the protests by the inhabitants

    It's either more blocks or another block. You should hyphenate densely-built.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Despite the protests by the inhabitants

    I think "residents" might work better than "inhabitants" in the above.

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    Re: Despite the protests by the inhabitants

    I'd say 'Despite the protests of the local residents ...'

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