In Spite Of

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

  • They went out in spite of the rain. (=They went out although it was raining. )

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.


  • She passed her exam in spite of her teacher. (= She had a bad teacher.)
  • She passed her exam because of her teacher. (=She had a good teacher.)

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

  • I enjoyed the film in spite of having a headache.

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