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    Smile Having troubles during wirting my essay

    Dear teachers,
    I am a Chinese student majoring in English.I wrote an essay last night for my homework, but something puzzled me a lot.I would really appreciate it if you could help me solve the problem I’m faced with.
    I was going to illustrate two aspects of the issue to express my opinions,but I wondered which one was to be used ahead of talking about the former aspect,”On one hand” or “On the one hand”.
    As usual,I prefer to use “On one hand” without adding “the”.However,my classmate held different opinion.She tended to choose “On the one hand” instead.We discussed it a lot and eventually determined to ask for a more native statement online.
    Waiting for your answers. =)
    Thanks!
    Yvonne

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    Re: Having troubles during wirting my essay

    Hi Yvonne
    Welcome to the forum.
    Both versions can be used, with or without 'the'. I don't think one is better than the other

    I suggest you leave a space after a full-stop or a comma when you write. It does make your writing easier to read..
    The phrase, 'on the one hand', written in the middle of a sentence should not be capitalized.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: Having troubles during wirting my essay

    The more common version is definitely 'on the one hand'.

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    Re: Having troubles during wirting my essay

    Thanks for your answer and suggestions. I will pay attention to it next time.

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