Student or Learner
I vote for although....
am I wrong?
Because she goes to work even been sick....
I don't know I hate those two words, can anybody of you tell me which is the correct answer and why?
Despite+ verb in gerund
Although + person+ verb....
but: Despite the fact that....
ALTHOUGH + CLAUSE
Although + person+ verb.... -correct, but
although can be followed by a common noun or a proper noun, as well:
Although the weather was bad, he went swimming.
Although John was sick, he went to school that day.
Although I was there trying to be of help, I couldn`t do anything to solve the problem
The correct answer to the poll is :
Despite feeling sick, she continued working.
Last edited by Teia; 28-Aug-2007 at 22:34.
Although is a conjunction, which means that it introduces a clause (ie, it ultimately targets a verb): Although I knew the answer, I didn't raise my hand.
Despite (also: in spite of) is a preposition and prepositions come before (or ultimately target) nouns (or pronouns, or gerunds - which are actually verbal nouns): I chose to go out despite the bad weather. - Despite his good intentions he failed to convince them. - Despite feeling (= although he felt) rather depressed, he decided to go to his ex-girlfriend's wedding.
Tip: despite the fact that = although: Despite the fact that he was ill, he went to work = Although he was ill, he went to work.
Conjunction versus preposition.
Although he meant/want (or 'should want')/is going to leave...
Well, the answer is 'Despite'.
I don't think so, "despite" can be used for a gerund