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On the contrary and on the other hand

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On the contrary is used to make a denial or contradiction more emphatic.

  • ‘Have you already done it?’ ‘On the contrary, I have only just begun.’

If we want to give the other side of the question, we use on the other hand, not on the contrary.

  • The job wasn’t very interesting, but on the other hand it was well paid.

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