"en dépit de" not accepted

Patrick C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"en dépit de" not accepted

And, despite herself, Katia started to hope.
My answer:
Et, en dépit d'elle, Katia commença à espérer.
Lawless answer:
Et, malgré elle, Katia commença à espérer.

I'm not sure why my answer was not accepted. Appreciate any insight. Thanks!

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Patrick, 

it would need to be ‘ en dépit d’elle-même ‘ to be accepted. 

Have another look at the section on using stress pronouns with malgré and en dépit de when referring to people (rather than things).  

Patrick C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

@Maarten thanks for the quick response! Makes sense...

"en dépit de" not accepted

And, despite herself, Katia started to hope.
My answer:
Et, en dépit d'elle, Katia commença à espérer.
Lawless answer:
Et, malgré elle, Katia commença à espérer.

I'm not sure why my answer was not accepted. Appreciate any insight. Thanks!

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