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    #1

    although, despite and however

    Question #: 1: In spite that no one helped me, I still managed to do it.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes: why is it false? Should I say in spite the fact that no one helped me, I still managed to do it?



    Question #: 4: Although the fact that it was dangerous, he still did it.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes: Should I say despite the fact that it was dangerous, he still did it?


    Question #: 6: Despite I tried my best, I failed.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Should I say despite the fact that I tried my best, I failed.

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    #2

    Re: although, despite and however

    Question #: 1: In spite that no one helped me, I still managed to do it.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes: why is it false? Should I say in spite the fact that no one helped me, I still managed to do it?

    Either:

    Despite no one helping me,
    Although no one helped me,




    Question #: 4: Although the fact that it was dangerous, he still did it.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes: Should I say despite the fact that it was dangerous, he still did it?

    Yes, use "despite" there.


    Question #: 6: Despite I tried my best, I failed.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Should I say despite the fact that I tried my best, I failed.

    You could say that, but I would try to avoid needlessly wordy phrases such as "despite the fact that".

    Use "although" here.

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