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    Inspite of vs despite

    In terms of precise usage, what is the difference between the two?

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    Smile Re: Inspite of vs despite

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    In terms of precise usage, what is the difference between the two?

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    Kiran
    I can think of only one thing that could be distinguished between the two - in spite of is a compound preposition, unlike despite which is a one-word preposition. They mean the same.


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    Re: Inspite of vs despite

    Disclaimer: With my name (englishstudent), how can I be a teacher?

    You may find this useful. Essentially same as what engee30 said, but there are a couple of examples.

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