__________ Richard ' s performance has improved, he was neither promoted nor given a raise.
(A) Despite (B) Because (C) Therefore (D) Though
- DaSaGwaLv 79 年前最佳解答
The reason is "despite" is only a preposition that can only follow with a noun or a noun phrase. However, though (although) is a conjuction, it can follow with a clause. In your question, "Richard's performance has improved" is a clause. Hence, you should choose (D).
2012-01-19 08:25:00 補充：
despite = in spite of.
2012-01-19 09:50:51 補充：
Master Louis! As you know, I am not very good with grammar most of the time, just happen to know this one. Thank you for agreeing with me!
2012-01-19 12:09:02 補充：
Despite can have clause, but this clause is an appositive only, for example:
Despite the fact that Richard's performance has improved, ....
in this sentence structure, "that Richard's performance has improved" is an appositive of "fact". In this case, you can use a clause.
2012-01-19 12:10:12 補充：
It is the same as "in spite of". for example:
In spite of the fact that Richard's performance has improved, ...
2012-01-19 12:12:40 補充：
Geoffrey! thank you for your supplement opinion, it makes this question answered even more completed.參考資料： self
- GeoffreyLv 79 年前
"Despite" is a preposition while "although " is a conjunction.
Though Richard ' s performance has improved, he was neither promoted nor given a raise.
=Despite Richard ' s performance improvement , he was neither promoted nor given a raise.
2012-01-19 11:32:24 補充：
despite (in spite of )the fact that =most people are in favor of it
I do not think you can just use "despite" to complete the sentence without
changing its structrure.
2012-01-19 11:42:56 補充：
despite=in spite of
not "in spite"
- 羅莉Lv 79 年前
despite是介系詞, 但我在報紙、雜誌、網路上常看到"Despite that + 子句" 或 "in spite that + 子句"的句子, 請問您認為這是正確的寫法嗎? 或者是作者偷懶, 從"Despite the fact that + 子句" 或 "in spite the fact that + 子句"之中省略了the fact? 請就正確與否賜教, 避免以正式與通俗場合作區別.
2012-01-19 10:43:01 補充：
我自己也常寫"Despite that + 子句" 或 "In spite that + 子句".
- 阿昌Lv 79 年前
- LouisLv 79 年前