to be contradictory with


Senior Member
Is this a complete sentence using (to be contradictory with)?

Those conditions are contradictory with the original contract.
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I'd rather see "Those conditions contradict the original contract" or "Those conditions are in conflict with the original contract." If you must use "contradictory," I'd say "contradictory to."

    (The two-word phrase "contradictory to" gets about 1.8 million hits on Google. The phrase "contradictory with" gets under 150,000. While I am fully aware of the deficiencies of Web searches as correctness tests, a factor of 12 usually means something.)


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Having signed many contracts, I'd say that Egmont is right. Perhaps "contradictory with" is the British version; it would sound wrong in the US.