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.