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Although vs. Despite vs. Despite the fact that [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2005, 19:54
I always get these mixed up because in spoken english, it really doesn't matter if you say

Despite her late arrival, she was able to complete the test.

Although she arrived late, she was able to complete the test.

Despite the fact that she arrived late, she was able to complete the test.

These all mean the same thing when you speak english.
However i'd like you guys to please explain the GMAT perspective of Despite, despite the fact that, and although.
Which one is better?
Do they all mean the same on the GMAT?


What is the use of the word 'still' when using these phrases? e.g

Despite her late arrival, she was able to complete the test OR Despite her late arrival, she was still able to complete the test.


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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 16:47
Good question. I found this link on usage of Although & Despite.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv41.shtml
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 12:43
gayathri wrote:
Good question. I found this link on usage of Although & Despite.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv41.shtml


Thanks for that link Gayathri
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 12:49
thanks Gayathri..
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