on the other hand

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on the other hand

  1. You use on the other hand to introduce the second of two ways of thinking about something.
    This isn't useful for a restaurant. On the other hand, if you're running a computer store, they would be great.
    We'll lose some good people if it changes, but on the other hand, it might bring in new ideas.


  • Don't use this to deny the first idea. For example, you shouldn't say,
    It's $2. On the other hand it's $3. This is incorrect.

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