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    Smile Usage of in spite of

    I would like to know which of the following scentence is coorrect?

    In spite of working hard, he failed the examinations.
    In spite of his working hard, he failed the examinations.

    If any one could guide me I would be thankful. Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Usage of in spite of

    Both are fine but the second is a bit superfluous and (therefore) awkward.


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    Arrow Re: Usage of in spite of

    Thank you Mr. Swatnik,

    If you explain I will be thankfull to you.In grammar books it is given in the second type only. Thank you once again.

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    #4

    Re: Usage of in spite of

    Quote Originally Posted by chellamuthu View Post
    Thank you Mr. Swatnik,

    If you explain I will be thankfull to you.In grammar books it is given in the second type only. Thank you once again.
    They are both correct.


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    Re: Usage of in spite of

    Dear Mr. Bhaisaheb !
    Thank you for your kind reply. I was also thinking so. My wife is an English teacher. she says that second one is correct. But I feel you are correct. If there is a rule in grammar on this kindly give reference.
    Thank you once again.

    With regads,
    Chellamuthu


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    Re: Usage of in spite of

    Dear Mr. Bhaisaheb !
    Thank you for your kind reply. I was also thinking so. My wife is an English teacher. she says that second one is correct. But I feel you are correct. If there is a rule in grammar on this kindly give reference.
    Thank you once again.

    With regads,
    Chellamuthu

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