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despite vs in spite of #1 (permalink) Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:42 am   despite vs in spite of
 

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ESL/EFL Test #49 "Speaking: Political Party", question 10

In ......... of the terrible weather you have come along tonight, ladies and gentlemen, and I should like to thank all four of you for coming.

(a) spite
(b) despite
(c) view
(d) spiteful

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #49 "Speaking: Political Party", answer 10

In spite of the terrible weather you have come along tonight, ladies and gentlemen, and I should like to thank all four of you for coming.

Correct answer: (a) spite

Your answer was: incorrect
In despite of the terrible weather you have come along tonight, ladies and gentlemen, and I should like to thank all four of you for coming.
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hi,
why not despite here.
thanks for all your support.

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despite vs spite #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:48 am   despite vs spite
 

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In spite of = despite. Don't confuse them.

In spite of the bad weather, you came.
Despite the bad weather, you came.

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despite vs spite #3 (permalink) Sat Aug 01, 2009 16:19 pm   despite vs spite
 

I should like to ...= I would like to?
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despite vs spite #4 (permalink) Sat Aug 01, 2009 16:25 pm   despite vs spite
 

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Hi Saneta,

Are you asking about the difference? 'I should like to help you' is possibly more diffident/hesitant/ or less definite/direct than 'I would like to help you'.

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