“Despite” and “In spite of” have similar meanings.
- Suppose you did a lot of hard work to pass OET.
- Your trainers and friends were sure that you would pass.
- However, when the result was published, you failed.
- We use in spite of or despite in such situations.
In spite of my hard work, I failed again!
Despite my hard work, I failed again.
Let me make it clearer:
- You are expecting a positive result. You get a negative result.
- You are expecting a negative result. You get a positive result.
When to use in spite of and despite?
- You can use these connectors either at the starting or in the middle.
- Do not use despite + of.
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