OA is e
The most difficulty for me was to choose between b and e. Official explanation stated that inspite of is wordier than despite. I know that in GMAT we need to chhoose the most concise version, but is it the only difference between these options or there is any specific rule for choosing one over another?
that is true..in this question the only reason to eliminate option B is INSPITE OF is wordier.
inspite of and despite almost have the same meaning.
moreoverIn spite of vs Despite
In spite of - used to express the idea of contrast.
A). In spite of - is used as a preposition. In spite of + noun means almost same as although + clause.
e.g - We went out in spite of the rain. ( = .... although it was raining.)
B). In spite of is the opposite of because of .
e.g - She passed her exams in spite of her teacher. => (She had a bad teacher)
She passed her exams because of her teacher. => (She had a good teacher).
C). In spite of cannot be followed directly by a that - clause. Instead we can use in spite of the fact that
e.g - He is a good company in spite of the fact that he talks all the time.
Note - In formal English, despite can be used in the same way as in spite of.
john went on working in spite of feeling unwell.-- Correct
john went on working despite feeling unwell.-- Correct
hope it helps
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