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    Is 'on the contrary" unnecessary in the sentence?

    The job was not interesting but on the contrary it was well paid

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    Re: Is 'on the contrary" unnecessary in the sentence?

    It's wrong. You could use 'on the other hand'.

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    Re: Is 'on the contrary" unnecessary in the sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's wrong. You could use 'on the other hand'.

    Cannot the following sentence sufficient to convey the meaning:

    The job was not interesting but it was well paid.


    Is not "on the contrary/on the other hand" redundant in the above sentence?

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    Re: Is 'on the contrary" unnecessary in the sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nathesh2011 View Post
    Can Isn't not the following sentence sufficient to convey the meaning: The job was not interesting but it was well paid......?
    Yes

    Isno't "on the contrary/on the other hand" redundant in the above sentence?
    'On the contrary' is not redundant - it's wrong. 'On the other hand' is not necessary, but it is not redundant if you wish to emphasise the advantage of the good pay.

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    Re: Is 'on the contrary" unnecessary in the sentence?

    We can't say it's redundant. We need something to connect the two sentences. Either but or on the other hand. There must be something in between. So you see it's not redundant.

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