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    Post 'at one hand' vs 'on one hand'

    Please tell me which combination is better:

    At one hand, we have some stable market, but on the other, the Stock Exchange.

    or


    On
    one hand,
    we have some stable market, but on the other, the Stock Exchange.


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    Re: 'at one hand' vs 'on one hand'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helissax View Post
    Please tell me which combination is better:

    At one hand, we have some stable market, but on the other, the Stock Exchange.

    or


    On
    one hand,
    we have some stable market, but on the other, the Stock Exchange.
    (Not a teacher)

    'On (the) one hand' is the idiom. The first isn't used, and also, if it was used you'd need to change the other 'on' in the sentence to 'at' too.

    [fixed typographical error - Barb]
    Last edited by Barb_D; 20-Mar-2010 at 20:49.

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    Re: 'at one hand' vs 'on one hand'

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
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    'One (the) one hand' is the idiom. The first isn't used, and also, if it was used you'd need to change the other 'on' in the sentence to 'at' too.

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    #4

    Re: 'at one hand' vs 'on one hand'

    Well, if you say "... on the other hand", why do you think "at the one hand..." should be correct?
    It would be very strange if you ask me.

    On the one hand... on the other...

    bhaisahab I just made the same mistake (one instead of one).
    I guess it's the fast typing

    Cheers!

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