[Vocabulary] Adverbs

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Christin93

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Your engineer called for the third time in the past two weeks. I am still without a working machine. (IN SPITE OF)
In spite of your engineer's third call in the last two weeks, i am still without a working machine.
OR
In spite of your engineer's calls three times in the last two weeks, i am still without a working machine.

I paid for a 256MB memory card. The one in the box was only a 128MB one. (DESPITE)
Despite paying for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.
OR
Despite having paid for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.

If neither one of the solutions i offered isn't right please let me know the right one.
 

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Your engineer called for the third time in the past two weeks. I am still without a working machine. (IN SPITE OF)

In spite of your engineer's third call in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.
OR
In spite of your engineer's calls three times in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.

In spite of your engineer having called three times in the last two weeks, I am still without a working machine.

I paid for a 256MB memory card. The one in the box was only a 128MB one. (DESPITE)

Despite paying for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one.
OR
Despite having paid for a 256MB memory card, the one in the box was only a 128MB one. Correct.

If neither one of the solutions I have offered is[STRIKE]n't[/STRIKE] right, please let me know the right one.

See above.

Remember that "I" is capitalised no matter where it comes in the sentence.
 
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