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"Despite" and "in spite of"

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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 situaciĂłn. Es mĂĄs comĂșn su uso en writing que en speaking y “Despite” es un poco mĂĄs 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.

ContribuciĂłn creada con aportes de: Kevin Fiorentino.

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