OPPOSITE CONNECTORS: DESPITE OR IN SPITE OF
28 / 04 / 2006
OPPOSITE CONNECTORS: DESPITE or IN SPITE OF: meaning and examples
Remember that next Monday, May 1, there will be no Daily Vitamin due to the holiday.
Today we will finish our look at connectors that contrast opposite or contradictory ideas.
Today's connector is: despite or in spite of
It is used: for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it.
Despite widespread opposition, the last Spanish government decided to send soldiers to Iraq.
Despite the difficulties, we managed to finish the project on time.
In spite of the difficulties, we managed to finish the project on time.
If what follow despite is a sentence, you must use despite the fact that...
She still loves him, despite the fact that he left her to raise three children by herself.
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