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"Despite" and "in spite of"

10/20
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Las expresiones “Despite” o “In spite of” sirven para expresar el contraste entre dos cosas o ideas. Ambas tienen el mismo significado y se pueden utilizar en la misma situación. Es más común su uso en writing que en speaking y “Despite” es un poco más formal.

Despite = A pesar de

In spite of = A pesar de

Formas de usar “Despite” y “In spite of”

“Despite” or “In spite of” + nouns para hablar de contraste sobre algo:

  • I got the scholarship despite my bad performance in the test.
  • I got the scholarship in spite of my bad performance in the test.

“Despite” or “In spite of” + verb-ing para hablar de contraste sobre ideas:

  • They will travel despite not having enough money.
  • He passed the test in spite of not knowing the answers.

Ten cuidado con “Despite” or “In spite of” + that:

No puedes conectar dos oraciones utilizando “Despite” or “In spite of” + “that”. Tienes que utilizar una variación:

“Despite the fact” o “In spite of the fact” + that:

  • They have worked together for 2 years, despite the fact that they have never seen each other.
  • She got that work in spite of the fact that she doesn’t know that technology.

Practice despite and in spite of

Usa “despite”, “despite the fact”, “in spite” o “in spite of the fact” para completar las oraciones:

  • I went to the party ________ the bad weather.
  • He passed the exam _________ the fact that he didn’t study much.
  • We will travel __________ not having enough money.

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We use “despite” and “in spite of” to express contrast between two thing or ideas , they’re more common in writing than in speaking and “despite” is a little more formal

  • “Despite” and “in spite of” + nouns
  • “Despite” and “in spite of” + verb ing

And…

Their meaning is similar to although and even though
We don’t use “despite” and “in spite of” with + that clauses instead we use
"despite of the fact " & “in spite of the fact” + that clauses.

  • I went to the party despite the bad weather.
  • He passed the exam in spite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
  • We will travel in spite of not having enough money.
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When you are asking which one of the two sentences is correct at the explanation of what we mustn’t do with despite or in spite of, there is a check simbol at the second options, so we know at the firts moment which one is correct

Let’s practice:

  • I went to the party in spite of the bad weather
  • He passes the exam despite of the fact that he did’nt study much
  • We will travel in spite of not having enough money

1.- I went to the party despite the bad weather.
2.- He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
3.- We will travel despite not having enough money.

Despite and in spite of + nouns

  • He got the job despite his bad performance in the interview
  • He got the job in spite of his bad performance in the interview

Despite and in spite of + verb-ing

  • We arrived on time despite missing the first bus
  • We arrived on time in spite of missing the first bus

When we connect clauses we need to use of the fact that

  • We enjoyed the movie despite of the fact that the critics were negative
  • We enjoyed the movie in spite of the fact that the critics were negative

Exercises

  • I went to the party despite of the bad weather
  • He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much
  • We will travel despite of that not having enough money

Excersice

  1. I went to the party despite the bad weather.
  2. He passed the exam in spite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
  3. We will travel in spite of not having enough money.
  1. Despite all the difficulties, the project was a success.
  2. In spite of his lack of experience, he became a successful businessman.
  3. In spite of the fact that he’s a millionaire, he drives a second-hand car.

- I went to the party despite the bad weather. - He passed the exam in spite of the fact that he didn't study much. - We will travel despite not having enough money.

  • I went to the party in spite of the bad weather.
  • He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
  • We will travel in spite of not having enough money.

i will study a lot despite of the fact that i dont have a lot of time to do so.
everything turned out well dspite the cloudy day

  • She’s going to dance despite her injury to the ankle.
  • He jumped from the cliff despite the fact that it was highly dangerous.
  • Macarena cried in spite of getting her eyelashes done yesterday.

I went to the party despite the bad weather.
He passed the exam despite the fact that he didn’t study much
he will travel in spite of not having enough money

  • I went to the party in spite of the bad weather.
  • He passed the exam dispite of the fact that he didn´t study much.
  • we will travel in spite of not having enough money.

  • In spite of all difficulties, the project was a success
  • dispite his lack of experience, he became a successful businessman.
  • in spite of the fact that he´s a millionare, he drives a second-hand car

She travels around the world despite of the fact that she has no employment whatsoever

Despite all the difficulties , the project was a success.
In spite of his lack experience , he became a successful businessman.
Despite of the fact that he is a millionaire. He drives a second- hand car.

I went to the party despite the bad weather.
He passed the exam in spite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
We will travel in spite of not having enough money.

  1. I made dinner despite of the fact that there wasn’t all the ingredients.
  2. You come despite not having permission.
1. despite. 2. despite of the fact. 3 in spite of.
  1. I went to the party despite the bad weather.
  2. He passed the exam In spite of the fact that he didn’t study much.
  3. We will travel ins spite of not having enough money.

I went to the party despite the bad weather.
He passed the exam **in spite of the fact **that he didn’t study much.
We will travel despite not having enough money.

  1. despite
  2. in spite of the fact
  3. in spite of

We use “despite” and “in spite of” to express the contrast between two things or ideas, they’re more common in writing than in speaking, and “despite” is a little more formal

“Despite” and “in spite of” + nouns
“Despite” and “in spite of” + verb-ing
And…
Their meaning is similar to although and even though
We don’t use “despite” and “in spite of” with + that clauses instead we use
"despite of the fact " & “in spite of the fact” + that-clauses.

- Despite of all the difficulties, the project was a success. - In spite of his lack of experience, he became a successful businessman. - Despite of the fact that he's a millionaire, he drives a second-hand car.
  • He bought the house despite not having money.
  • I wahced the movie in spite of the fact it’s not good
  • We went for the car despite not being ready

I went to the party despite the bad weather.
He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much
We will travel in spite of not having enough money

I went to the party despite the bad weather
He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much
We will travel in spite of not having enough money

We enjoyed the movie despite of the fact that the critics were negative.

  • I went to the party despite the bad weather
  • He passed the exam despite of the fact that he didn’t study much
  • We will travel in spite of not having enough money
  1. Despite all the difficulties, the project was a success.
  2. In spite of his lack of experience, he became a successful businessman.
  3. Despite of the fact that he’s a millionaire, he drives a second-hand car.
He really loves her in Spite of all the pain she causes