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However repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people stopped buying it.

There is an error in this sentence, but I couldn't correct it.

I thought first about changing, However to Despite, but I couldn't identify what's wrong with the sentence.

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    The use of despite would do the trick. Otherwise, the sentence has to be rewritten: However (in spite of receiving) repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people stopped buying it. – Ronald Sole Apr 1 '18 at 12:25
  • An alternative to despite would be However many assurances they were given that the product was safe, people stopped buying it. Here's an example of that usage: books.google.com/… – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 1 '18 at 14:27
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From Macmillian Dictionary: However can used as an adverb (before an adjective or adverb):

However hard he tried, he could not control his feelings.

However much they earn, they will never be satisfied.

Applying this to your sentence could give you something like

However often they repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people stopped buying it.

Or, like Tᴚoɯɐuo suggested,

However many assurances they were given that the product was safe, people stopped buying it.

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"Despite having repeated assurance that the product is safe, many people stopped buying it" You have to use Despite to show contrast. Despite is always followed by -ing form. It's better to sat assurance (without s) I used "Having repeated" to show that the second clause occurs after the first one is completed.

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    Despite can be followed by a noun. – Mohamed Magdy Apr 1 '18 at 11:16

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