In spite of

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In spite of means notwithstanding. It is used as a preposition. In spite of + noun means more or less the same as although + clause.

In more formal English, despite can be used in the same way as in spite of.

In spite of and because of

In spite of is the opposite of because of.

Compare:

In spite of can be followed by an -ing form.

See also

Ill and Sick
If I were you
In case and if
If and unless
In spite of
Interesting, interested, exciting, excited etc.
Inversion of subject and verb
Is, am and are
It
It's and its

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