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    Talking at the contrary

    something really matters to me is how to use th expression "at the conrary" could you give me example plzz,,thx in advance,,:_)

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    re: at the contrary

    Quote Originally Posted by nada salman View Post
    something really matters to me is how to use th expression "at the conrary" could you give me example plzz,,thx in advance,,:_)
    Do you mean "on the contrary"?

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    re: at the contrary

    Quote Originally Posted by nada salman View Post
    something that really matters to me is how to use th expression "at the contrary"
    I think it means the same as on the contrary. (I found a bunch of hits on Google for "at the contrary", an expression I had never heard of before.)




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    Re: at the contrary

    I haven't heard "at the contrary" use for "to/on the contrary" either.
    However, many of the Google results for "at" go like this:
    "To arrive at the contrary conclusion would ... " which, I would suggest, is the correct use.




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    Re: at the contrary

    Did the OP mean 'the other way around'?

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    Re: at the contrary

    The uses of "at the contrary" that I saw seemed to mean the same thing as "on the contrary", but I only looked at a few of them.


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    Re: at the contrary

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Did the OP mean 'the other way around'?
    If you are referring to "on the contrary", yes, I think you could substitute "the other way around" if you wished to. You could say:
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    I'm not sick. It's the other way around. I'm perfectly healthy.

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    Re: at the contrary

    yes i meant on the contrary could you please give more examples about it,,:)

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    Re: at the contrary

    Quote Originally Posted by nada salman View Post
    yes i meant on the contrary could you please give more examples about it,,:)
    He was not dismissed from the military; on the contrary, he was honored for his service to the country.

    She was not fired from the company; on the contrary, she was offered a salary raise when she resigned.

    The boy did not eat all the candy; on the contrary, he shared it among his friends and had none left for himself.

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    Re: at the contrary

    Here you may find 2191 examples:

    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

    just type 'on the contrary' or anything else and you will get what you want.

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