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DESPITE/ALTHOUGH [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 08:57
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wats the difference between despite and although........need help...... :)
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Re: DESPITE/ALTHOUGH [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 07:34
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The Main Difference between Although and Despite/In spite of is that although is used before the full sentence whereas you can not use Despite/In spite of[/b] before the full sentence unless you add the fact

There is another criteria for selection of Although/Despite, which I learned from one of my strategy books. however The same has not confirmed by trusted grammar websites and I also found some exceptions to this rule. I usually applies it when rest of the sentence is grammatically correct, concise, and the only difference is of Although and Despite/In spite of

Here is that Rule

ALTHOUGH is used to express a positive outcome in the face of a negative quality.

EXAMPLE : Although it was raining (Negative Circumstance), we went to the movies (Positive Outcome).

DESPITE or INSPITE OF is used to express a negative outcome in the face of a positive quality.

EXAMPLE : Despite the fact that we started early (Positive Circumstance), we arrived at the destination very late. (Negative Outcome)

Despite all their talk about pollution control (Positive Circumstance), large organisations have so far done very little to control ecological damage (Negative Outcome)

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Re: DESPITE/ALTHOUGH [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2014, 07:37
DESPITE TAKING frequent naps, I STUDY effectively.
Is this sentence correct??
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Re: DESPITE/ALTHOUGH [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2014, 22:39
Despite/in spite of : both are preposition take noun or noun phrase as object .
Although/ though : both are subordinating conjunctions, so it follows by full clause
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