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    #1

    "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    Hi all,
    What's the difference between "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to" as shown in the examples below? Are they interchangeable?
    This linguistic talent is in sharp contrast with his general intellectual and physical abilities.
    From the Cambridge English Corpus

    Both have radical limits, in sharp contrast to such things as longterm episodic memory or linguistic knowledge.

    From the Cambridge English Corpus
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Oct-2020 at 08:29. Reason: Put whole post in default font and font size

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    #2

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    Both links do not reach the quoted sentences.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    This is the link where the sentences were taken:
    "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/example/english/sharp-contrast"

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    #4

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Both links do not reach the quoted sentences.
    Unnatural.

    Neither link leads to the right sentences.
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    #5

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    To answer the question—both prepositions work in the same way in this expression.

    I use (and teach people to use) in contrast to.

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    #6

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    Quote Originally Posted by learning101 View Post
    This is the link where the sentences were taken:
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/exa...sharp-contrast
    Fixed hyperlink.
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    Red face Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    I would love to fix the hyperlink but I seriously do not know how because when I click the link that I posted, it works perfectly fine with me, directing me to the site when the sentences were taken. It is not that I don't want to.
    Last edited by learning101; 30-Oct-2020 at 11:56.

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    #8

    Re: "in contrast with" vs "in contrast to"

    Quote Originally Posted by learning101 View Post
    I would love to fix the hyperlink, but I seriously do not know how because when I click the link that I posted, it works perfectly fine for me, directing me to the site when the sentences were found. It is not that I don't want to. Maybe you can copy and paste them in Google.
    It's not a hyperlink unless is formatted as in post #6. (I am not sure what you mean by that last sentence.)

    This is a hyperlink:
    www.dictionary.com

    To create a hyperlink type the url then tap that key I don't know the name of. ( It's below the back key.)
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