3.8 Glossary - Connectors

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despite /dɪˈspaɪt/


emphasises that something is true and in comparison to another thing this is surprising.

  • Despite having many beautiful beaches, there is very little tourism in the region.

Usage: Usually used in more formal contexts, e.g. essays.

due to

due to /djuːtə/

explains the reason for something happening

  • The flight was delayed due to a technical problem with the plane.

Usage: Used in more formal contexts. The synonym because is more likely in less formal contexts