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    Pros and cons, benefits and??

    We had all heard of "pros and cons" before, but it is pretty boring to keep using it over and over again!

    So I tried to used something new but I found myself stuck!

    If "benefits" is to "pros", then what
    word would best suit "cons"?

    Thanks for the help



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    Re: Pros and cons, benefits and??

    In economic and financial contexts, costs are the opposite of benefits. That's why people do cost-benefit analyses.

    But I am at a loss to understand your objection to "pros and cons". It is an extremely ancient, entrenched and useful phrase, coming from the Latin prepositions pro (for) and con (against.)

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    Re: Pros and cons, benefits and??

    Quote Originally Posted by ZenithOfEnglish View Post
    We had all heard of "pros and cons" before, but it is pretty boring to keep using it over and over again!

    So I tried to used something new but I found myself stuck!

    If "benefits" is to "pros", then what
    word would best suit "cons"?

    Thanks for the help


    "Pros" are positives: things, outcomes, effects, etc.
    "Cons" are negatives: things, outcomes, effects, etc.

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    Re: Pros and cons, benefits and??

    Disadvantages.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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