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    lingking words.......

    Dear all,


    I seriously get confused with some linkers /lingking words

    Can I use However and On the other hand together ?

    Can I use Although and But together ?

    and lastly what is a difference between In contrast and while ?

    I shall be very grateful if you could explain above queries.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: lingking words.......

    I can't think of a sentence in which we can use however and on the other hand together, except with a different meaning for however from the one you are thinking of:

    On the one hand, Fred was very careful with his money; on the other hand, however mean he appeared, he never accepted anything to which he wasn't fully entitled.

    Fred was careful with his money but, although he appeared mean,
    he never accepted anything to which he wasn't fully entitled.

    Fred was careful with his money, and made no secret of this; in contrast, Bill, while appearing generous on the surface, was actually very mean and grasping.

    You will notice that I have not used any of your pairs in the same clause.

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    Re: lingking words.......

    However you throw a baseball on the other hand you wear a baseball glove.

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    Re: lingking words.......

    You will hear "on the other hand, however ..."

    On [the] one hand, I really like Tom Cruise's acting. On the other hand, however, I can't stand half the films he's been in.

    It is tautology in a way, but it's definitely used.

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    Re: lingking words.......

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You will hear "on the other hand, however ..."
    On [the] one hand, I really like Tom Cruise's acting. On the other hand, however, I can't stand half the films he's been in.
    It is tautology in a way, but it's definitely used.
    Thanks for that. I came up with a similar example and rejected it, considering it unacceptable because off the tautology. In a way, I was right. On the other hand, however , you are right - it is definitely used.

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