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I am not able to find out difference b/w Having said that & Despite of.

1) I like John as a person. Having said that, I don’t like his attitude.

2) I like John as a person. Despite of, I don’t like his attitude. is there any diff these 2 sentences?

  • The second sentence is incorrect. "Despite of" should be followed by a noun phrase. You can also drop the "of" and follow it by an *ing verb. "despite (of), ..." is wrong in any case – msam Jun 4 '18 at 9:45
  • 'Despite of' is not correct English. You could say either 'Despite that' or 'In spite of that' (where 'that' refers to the fact that you like John). 'Having said that' implies 'Even though I have just said that I like him', so thw sense is the same. – Kate Bunting Jun 4 '18 at 9:49
  • thank you. It would be great if i'll get more examples. – Priyanka Agrawal Jun 4 '18 at 9:49
  • They are not related at all. "Having said that," merely notes that the fact has been mentioned just now. OTOH, "despite" (not "despite of") clearly implies that what you are now going to say goes against what has been said before. – Kris Jun 4 '18 at 11:58
  • You may also like to visit English Language Learners Good Luck. – Kris Jun 4 '18 at 11:59

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