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Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Oct '06 15:43
    What's the difference between saying....


    "Despite the snowstorm, we got there in time"

    and

    "In spite of the snowstorm, we got there in time"
  2. 23 Oct '06 15:57
    Originally posted by uzless
    What's the difference between saying....


    "Despite the snowstorm, we got there in time"

    and

    "In spite of the snowstorm, we got there in time"
    None.

    "Despite" is a shorter way of saying "in spite of".

    However, beware of errors, such as "in despite of", meaning "In defiance of".
  3. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Oct '06 16:11 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by liteswordatlitespeed
    None.

    "Despite" is a shorter way of saying "in spite of".

    However, beware of errors, such as "in despite of", meaning "In defiance of".
    Interesting...

    so what you are saying is that, even though "Spite" means defiance, if you say "in spite of" it doesn't mean "in defiance of"
  4. 27 Oct '06 15:44
    personally i just would have been grateful to get out of the snowstorm
  5. 29 Oct '06 11:11
    Originally posted by liteswordatlitespeed
    None.

    "Despite" is a shorter way of saying "in spite of".

    However, beware of errors, such as "in despite of", meaning "In defiance of".
    Can't we assume that since this forum is for puzzles and posers, there must be more to this than a simple grammar point? Or am I looking for mystery where there is none?