Student or Learner
Hopefully you are fine.
Just a quick question if you don't mind.
If I would like to use "On the other hand,..." , should I use before it "On one hand,..."?
Thank you so much.
Corum and IHIVG,
Thank you so much for your assistance :)
I remember that a teacher of mine forced us to do it. We were obliged to have said "on the one hand" before using "on the other hand". Overkill? I don't know. If you are writing a very formal text perhaps you should use it. There is no harm in doing it.
Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.
PS My teacher was English native speaker. From the States to be precise.
Browsing around I have found one of the post sent by bhaisahab with the title Stranger than Fiction - 09-Feb.-2010. He uses "on the other hand" without having used previously "on the one hand". In case you may be interested......
(I knew it was overkill )