Today we're going to learn how to use the words Despite and In spite of. In portugusese, these words mean "apesar". But how to use these words? Well, you can use them as you wish. There's no difference between them! But is it not so easy. After these words, there must be a pronoun (that, this, what...) or a verb in gerund form. Look at the examples:
In spite of having studied a lot, I didn't pass the entrance exam.
Despite I have been silent, she could hear me.
Can you understand it? I hope so.