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Can I accept as correct an answer like

  • "In spite of experts not seeing like it, English is considered an easy language to learn"

Or

  • "In spite of English being considered an easy language to learn, some experts... "?
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  • Hi, I am a Spanish English teacher...
    – Dede
    Commented Dec 4, 2020 at 10:27
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    The first one is not grammatical. [not seeing like it]
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 18, 2023 at 12:53

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I would say both are correct. The second one would be more commonly found.

A little rephrasing would be required though:

"In spite of experts not seeing it this way, English is considered an easy language to learn."

"In spite of experts not seeing it like this, English is considered an easy language to learn."

Similarly, the second sentence could be completed in following ways:

"In spite of English being considered an easy language to learn, some experts say otherwise."

"In spite of English being considered an easy language to learn, some experts think otherwise."

"In spite of English being considered an easy language to learn, some experts see it the other way round."

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    The first one is completely ungrammatical.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 18, 2023 at 12:52
  • @Lambie Read before you pounce. The answer includes a caveat: "A little rephrasing would be required though:" Commented Dec 14, 2023 at 13:52
  • @TimRonsomedevice I was responding to this: "I would say both are correct". regardless of what comes afterwards. Should I have cleared that with someone?
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 15, 2023 at 16:30
  • @Lambie You might have said "Yes, without rephrasing as you've suggested, the first one is ungrammatical". Just sayin' Commented Dec 15, 2023 at 16:52

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