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3rd August 2021

On the other hand...

We use this expression to introduce a second opinion about a situation that is different from an earlier opinion.
IH Bristol Phrase of the Day: One the other hand
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Do you think I should take this new job?
Well, it pays more money. On the other hand, it’s a long way to travel each day, so it’s a tough decision.
Example 2
So is it best to go to Ireland in July or October?
Err, obviously the weather’s warmer in July. On the other hand, October is the low season, so things will be cheaper then.

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