What is the difference between Despite and Although?

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Q: May you explain please what is the difference between despite and although? When can I use them?

MyEnglishTeacher.eu answers:

They are both used to contrast two things.
The difference is in the structure of the sentences.

DESPITE + NOUN

  • Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t close the deal. (effort is a noun)
  • Despite the fact that she had been warned twice, she made the same mistake. (fact is a noun)
  • Despite being late, they let us participate in the game. (being is the noun form of be)
    *note: you can also use ‘in spite of’ in the above sentences

ALTHOUGH + SUBJECT and VERB

  • Although I had done my best, I couldn’t close the deal. (I had done = subject and verb)
  • Although she had been warned twice, she made the same mistake. (she had been = subject and verb)
  • Although we were late, they let us participate in the game. (we were = subject and verb)
    *note: you can also use ‘even though’ in the above sentences

What is the difference between Despite Being and Despite Of Being?

DESPITE and IN SPITE OF

Difference between ALTHOUGH and THOUGH

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