In spite of and despite

     

A very useful phrase for fluency and articulacy isthe fact that. This can be used to địa chỉ cửa hàng a clause in a sentence where the grammar forces you to lớn use a noun, for example, after linking words such asdespiteorin spite of, which are both followed by a noun.

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Despite / in spite of+ noun + contrasting clause

For example:

Despite thesunshine, the snow has not yet melted.In spite ofthe sunshine, the snow has not yet melted.

Despiteand in spite ofhave the same meaning.

However, you can địa chỉ a clause todespiteorin spite ofby addingthe fact thatand then a clause.

Despite/in spite of+the fact that+ clause + contrasting clause.

For example:

Despite the fact thatthe sun has been shining all day, the snow has not yet melted.

This allows you lớn be more flexible with your sentences, but also makes your English sound more articulate & fluent.

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Here are more examples:

It was raining, but the football team continued their training session.

Despite the fact thatit was raining, the football team continued their training session.The football teamcontinued their training sessiondespite the fact thatit was raining.

Theeconomy has gone into recession, but our company is surviving.

In spite of the fact thatthe economy has gone into recession, our company is surviving.Our company is survivingin spite of the fact thatthe economy has gone into recession.

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