Tuesday, January 22, 2013

More Word Choices (Part 1 of 7)

In Spite of or Despite?

A blog follower asked me which of the two is correct.

* Marty succeeded in business in spite of the poor economy.

* Marty succeeded in business despite the poor economy. 

Either is correct; however, I suggest using despite, because I advocate using as few words as possible to express a thought. Despite is one word, in spite of are three.

My word choices are often matters of personal preference.

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