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    Question although,despite and however

    what it is the differences between although,despite and however ?
    can anyone explain to me??

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    Re: although,despite and however

    They are very close and often interchangeable.

    Although balances one idea with another contradictory situation. I am still hungry, although I just ate.

    Despite needs more in the phrase, like, despite the fact. I am still hungry, despite the fact I just ate.

    However also shows additional information. I am still hungry; however, I just ate. It also has a unique call for a preceding semicolon and trailing comma.

    Another is nevertheless, punctuated the same way as however.

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    Re: although,despite and however

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi deepurple88,
    although (conj.) = regardless of the fact that; even though; in spite of the fact

    despite (prep.) = in spite of; notwithstanding: won the game despite overwhelming odds.

    however (adv.) = in spite of a preceding event or consideration; in spite of that; nevertheless; yet

    “The book is expensive; however, it's worth it.

    Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until, nightfall.

    Last year Jack and Jill spent their vacation at the beach. It rained a lot, but they enjoyed themselves. You can say:

    it rained a lot, they enjoyed themselves.

    the rain, they enjoyed themselves.

    After “although” we us a subject + verb

    she smokes 20 cigarettes a day, she seems healthy.

    I didn’t got the job, although I had all the necessary qualifications.

    After “despite” we use a noun, a pronoun (this, that, what), or –ing.

    I didn’t get the job, despite my qualifications.

    Despite what I said last night, I still love you.

    I’m not tired, despite working hard all day.

    Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.




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