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Error Recognition #1 (permalink) Tue Jul 19, 2005 20:35 pm   Error Recognition
 

A total of ten thousand of dollars was spent on radio advertising ,despite recent requests for budget-cutting measures.

find the error.

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I go it #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 20, 2005 19:49 pm   I go it
 

A total of ten thousand dollars was spent on radio advertising ,despite recent requests for budget-cutting measures.

That is the correct form.
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Error #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 21, 2005 18:10 pm   Error
 

I think despite should be in spite of in the middle of sentence.
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Dont think so #4 (permalink) Fri Jul 22, 2005 18:31 pm   Dont think so
 

[color=blue]Here's some examples of the use of "despite".

regardless of: although it might have been prevented by something.
The mission blasted off today despite bad weather.

contrary to: indicates that something is done unexpectedly or unintentionally.
She blushed deeply despite herself.

IN SPITE OF:
Not stopped by; regardless of: They kept going in spite of their fears.

So, I think you can use them interchangeably
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Error Recognition #5 (permalink) Sat Jul 23, 2005 15:14 pm   Error Recognition
 

Hi RIch :

I think you are right .

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Go to this link #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2005 15:33 pm   Go to this link
 

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/inspite.html
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Yes... #7 (permalink) Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:28 am   Yes...
 

That one, very important to mind....
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