I am not familiar with the term "recession clause" outside of legal contracts. The phrase "social as I was" is parenthetical in that sentence. It is a comment from the speaker about himself. I agree with you that it is meant to be an explanation of his behavior. One uses "as I" if the adjective explains the behavior. If the behaviour were in contrast to the adjective, we would use "though I was". Both phrases use the inverted form.Originally Posted by jiang
I think that both could be used. I originally stated that I did not prefer the "in" repetition occurring with "in sports in contrast". We would only use "in contrast with/to" if the contrasted thing was mentioned. In this case, that wouldn't work. :wink:2. I am sorry to bother you with a quesion that I asked before. The sentence is:
In sports, _______ contrast, doing things with the left hand or foot, is often an advantage.
a. In b.By
The key is 'a'.
My question at that time is whether 'b' is correct. And when I asked the question I only knew two phrases. One is 'by contrast'. The other is 'in contrast with/to'. Now I found in the Longman dictionary of contemporary English the following definition:
2. in contrast/by contrast used when you are comparing objects or situations and saying that they are completely different from each other.
Does it mean both 'a' and 'b' are correct in this case? But when we use the phrase we can only say 'in contrast with/to'. Am I right?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
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