In contrast/ on the contrary

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Cup of tea, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Cup of tea Senior Member

    En la oración:
    Liam is generous. In contrast/on the contrary his brother Keith is rather tight fisted.
    La respuesta es in contrast, pero no puedo explicar porqué, excepto argumentando que "suena mejor".
    ¿Alguna sugerencia?
  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    Contrast refers to difference, contrary to opposition or denial of a previously expressed condition. "In contrast" would be better in this example.
  3. Cup of tea Senior Member

    ahhh. I see. Thank you very much!

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