The company decided to give her a chance, despite doubts regarding her ability to perform such high-level tasks.

I wonder that a preposition can have a colon before it.

As I know, we usually use prepositions without any colon before them like the following.

e.g) I live in New York.

But "despite" on the above sentence has a colon bofore it.

It seems unnatural for me. How about you?
Hi Lolli, welcome!

The mentioned sign is a comma, a colon are two dots : .

Despiteusually carries a comma, as it helps to differentiate the two opposed sentences. Let's wait for "grammar freaks" to explain better.Emotion: geeked

I'm sorry. I mistook comma for colon. ^^;