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Italian reader wrote at 2013-05-09 19:08:29
Please note that in "Spero non ti dispiaccia" instead of "Spero che non ti dispiaccia" the subjunctive is not preceded by the conjunction "che" simply because from the style point of view the phrase "Spero non ti dispiaccia" is more fluent and then better than "Spero che non ti dispiaccia" where the "che" makes this sentence less flowing and elegant.

Also, be sure that to say "nonostante piovesse " is better than to use the "che"  in "nonostante che piovesse" which sounds quite heavy, indeed!  

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