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    whereas (two people)

    Hi,

    I would like to ask if 'whereas' and 'while' can be used to contrast two people?

    - Whereas/while she is ugly, her sister is beautiful.

    Thanks.

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    Re: whereas (two people)

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ritish/whereas Definition#1
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ritish/while_1 Definition#3
    If the above definitions are correct, I would consider your sentence correct, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: whereas (two people)

    Save "whereas" for legal documents.

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