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Staff 07/02/2014
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Other ways to say ‘on the other hand’ are listed below, I have included example sentences to show how they would be used in context, in no particular order:

On the other hand

  • Green apples are quite sour. These red ones, on the other hand, are incredibly sweet!

However

  • Green apples are quite sour. These red ones, however, are incredibly sweet!

Nonetheless

  • This particular first aid training course is very lengthy and expensive, but it is, nonetheless, very important.

Nevertheless

  • I am not a very good football player, nevertheless, football is my passion.

Notwithstanding

  • He went to play football anyway, doctor’s orders notwithstanding.

Despite

  • Despite being told to rest by the doctor, he went to play football.

In spite of

  • In spite of his illness, he continued his vigorous training programme.

Having said that

  • I am not a great football player, having said that, I am very passionate about it.

That being said

  • I am not a great football player, that being said, I am very passionate about it.

That said

  • I am not a great football player, that said, I am very passionate about it.

That having been said

  • I am not a great football player, that having been said, I am very passionate about it.

Albeit

  • Albeit his illness, he continued his vigorous training programme.

Although

  • Although this apartment is very small, it is extremely expensive.

All the same

  • The meal wasn’t very tasty, but they finished everything on their plates all the same.

At any rate

  • I don’t think you should play football today, at any rate, the doctor told you to rest.

In any case

  • I don’t think you should play football today, in any case, you have been told by the doctor to rest.

Regardless

  • He went to football practice anyway, regardless of what the doctor said.

On the contrary

  • He wasn’t as good a football player as his team mates, on the contrary, he was more passionate and driven than any of them.

Alternatively

  • Small apartments in this area are very expensive, alternatively, you could settle for a bigger, cheaper apartment in a not so popular part of town.

Whereas

  • The accommodation here is cheaper, whereas, this part of town is very quiet, and there isn’t much to do.

Then again

  • The apartments in the centre of town are smaller, and more expensive than where we currently live, then again, it is definitely much more livelier, and better for a social life over there.

On the flip side

  • We could live in this quiet area for a long time, as we’d pay less rent, and have a bigger apartment, on the flip side, if we moved to the centre of town, we’d have much more to do there, but we’d have to live in a smaller, more expensive apartment, and have less spending money.

But

  • He was a very passionate football player, but he just wasn’t very good at it.

In contrast

  • In contrast to the rest of his team, he wasn’t a very good football player.

Otherwise

  • You should do as the doctor told you to, otherwise your illness may deteriorate.
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  1. And "conversely"?
  2. Ajani Oluwaseun 30/06/2016
    Your teachings are very lovely. Thanks. Is conversely the other way of saying on the other hand?
  3. Xavier 01/07/2016
    con‧verse‧ly
    used when one situation is the opposite of another:
    "American consumers prefer white eggs; conversely, British buyers like brown eggs."
  4. RJ 711 29/07/2016
    CONTRAST

    1. HOWEVER

    This restaurant has the best kitchen in town. However, their staff are quite rude.
    2. IN CONTRAST

    House prices have gone up this year. In contrast, car prices seem to be stagnating.
    3. NEVERTHELESS

    I was in so much pain I didn’t want to get up in the morning. Nevertheless, I went to football practice as usual.
    4. NONETHELESS

    I don’t think Sean has serious behavioural problems. Nonetheless, I’ll talk to him first thing in the morning.
    5. YET

    I’ve asked you a thousand times not to leave your dirty socks on the floor. Yet, you keep doing it.
    6. ON THE OTHER HAND

    England has the best language schools. On the other hand, it has the worst weather.
    7. BY COMPARISON

    Going out with Jim has its risks. By comparison, being with Tim is as easy as falling off a log.
    8. ON THE CONTRARY

    I don’t hate Jim. On the contrary, I’m rather fond of him.
    9. INSTEAD

    I didn’t want to take a side in the argument. Instead, I put my headphones on and listened to some smooth jazz.
    10. IN ANY CASE

    I was thinking of going round Jim’s place. In any case, I haven’t been invited.
    11. ALL THE SAME

    Yes, he’s very good-looking. All the same, I don’t think you should go out with him.
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    SIMILARITY

    1. LIKEWISE

    You can’t give your phone number to every man who asks for it. Likewise, you can’t go out with everyone who fancies you.
    2. SIMILARLY

    You’re not allowed to use your phone here. Similarly, you have to switch it off when you’re in the library.
    3. CORRESPONDINGLY

    She’s an excellent photographer. Correspondingly, her paintings are works of art.
    4. IN THE SAME WAY

    Cutting down on sugar will help you lose weight. In the same way, doing more exercise will help you get rid of a few kilos.
    5. ALSO

    I want to talk to Prince Harry when I’m in England. Also, I want to meet his sister-in-law.
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    RESULT

    1. AS A RESULT

    I’ve done a pranic healing course. As a result, I’ve been able to cure my neighbour’s sick cat.
    2. AS A CONSEQUENCE

    Zack has skipped school on many occasions. As a consequence, he’s failed his French test.
    3. THEREFORE

    We’re going to experience some meteor showers in the next few days. Therefore, the number of miraculous self-healings will rise.
    4. THUS

    You didn’t tell me you wanted to come. Thus, we won’t be taking you with us.
    5. ACCORDINGLY

    Plenty of tourists visit the area in summer. Accordingly, selling hand-made objects is the main source of income for locals.
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    SEQUENCING

    1. FIRST, FIRSTLY, FIRST OF ALL, IN THE FIRST PLACE

    First of all, I’d like to talk about the benefits of having a pet pig.
    2. TO BEGIN WITH

    To begin with, pet pigs are cleaner than dogs.
    3. FOR ONE THING

    For one thing, they’re completely loyal to their owners.
    4. SECOND, SECONDLY, IN THE SECOND PLACE

    Secondly, their impressive numeracy skills must be mentioned.
    5. FOR ANOTHER THING

    For another thing, you might want to consider how cute they look in pyjamas.
    6. THIRD, THIRDLY, IN THE THIRD PLACE

    In the third place, you can always count on your pet pig to perform some tricks for you when you’d like to impress a pretty girl.
    7. ALSO

    Also, they don’t eat much.
    8. BESIDES

    Besides not eating much, they won’t ever chew on your electric cords.
    9. IN ADDITION

    In addition, they can be taught to feed themselves if you allow them access to your pantry.
    10. FURTHERMORE

    Furthermore, they make wonderful walking buddies.
    11. MOREOVER

    Moreover, they’ll show you the way home when you’re drunk.
    12. FINALLY

    Finally, pet pigs are fantastic guards. No burglar would ever have the heart to hurt a pet pig.
    13. LAST, LASTLY, LAST OF ALL

    Lastly, your reputation as an eccentric will rapidly grow in the neighbourhood if you’re seen walking a pet pig on a leash every morning.
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    ORDER OF IMPORTANCE

    1. MOST IMPORTANTLY

    I’d like to talk to you about how to keep calm at your workplace. Most importantly, never go to the canteen while your boss is there.
    2. PRIMARILY

    You’ll have to focus on your immediate surroundings. Primarily, on your computer screen.
    3. ABOVE ALL

    Above all, don’t ever look up from your notes when people are around.
    4. MOST SIGNIFICANTLY

    Most significantly, avoid eye-contact at all costs.
    5. ESSENTIALLY, BASICALLY (usually spoken)

    How can I put this? Essentially, having an affair with one of your colleagues should be the last thing on your mind.
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    PARTICULARIZATION

    1. IN PARTICULAR, PARTICULARLY

    Nearly a third of marriages end in divorce. In particular, it’s middle-aged couples that yearn for much more from life.
    2. MORE SPECIFICALLY

    Couples tend to argue about financial issues. More specifically, they argue when one of them is out of work.
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    EXAMPLIFICATION

    1. FOR EXAMPLE

    To solve this problem, you might want to try making small gestures. For example, making your spouse’s favourite meal for dinner or giving him a massage after a tiring day.
    2. FOR INSTANCE

    Appreciate the small things your spouse does for you. For instance, leave thank-you notes for them every now and then.
    3. TO ILLUSTRATE

    Misunderstandings can be highly destructive. To illustrate, if your spouse sees you with a friend of the opposite sex in a café, he might not understand why he hasn’t been invited and demand an explanation.
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    EXPLANATION

    1. THAT IS TO SAY, THAT IS

    Keep romance alive. That is to say, don’t let your lovelife fall into routine.
    2. NAMELY

    I have a very good reason for not trusting my ex. Namely, he’s a convicted felon.
    3. IN OTHER WORDS

    Don’t be unsociable. In other words, go out and make some friends.
    4. PUT DIFFERENTLY

    John has managed to get over Jane. Put differently, he’s started seeing other women.
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    EMPHASISING

    1. AS A MATTER OF FACT

    I love sleeping with my pet pig. As a matter of fact, I can’t fall asleep unless he’s in my bed.
    2. IN FACT

    I told them not to invite Rachel to the party. In fact, I was the only person who saw what a party pooper she really was.
    3. ACTUALLY

    I think it would be a good idea to send her some flowers. Actually, you should get her a hundred orchids.
    4. INDEED

    He may be the best-dressed man around. Indeed, he has a really good taste in fashion.
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    FOCUSING AND LINKING

    1. AS FOR (often suggests disinterest or dislike)

    I’m going to Janet’s party at the weekend. As for Mary’s, I think I’ll pass.
    2. WITH RESPECT TO

    Starting your own IT company may be the one of the best things you can do right now. With respect to opening a pet shop, it’s hard to say the same thing.
    3. REGARDING

    Start your day with making the most important phone calls. Regarding emails, you might put them off until later.
    4. WITH REGARD TO

    With regard to handling complaints, you might want to keep in mind that your customers are always right.
    5. AS REGARDS

    Working from home has many advantages. As regards disadvantages, it might be difficult to keep your cat off your keyboard.
    6. TALKING OF

    Talking of cats, you can’t trust them to keep you company when you need it. They’re quite selfish creatures.
    7. AS FAR AS … CONCERNED

    As far as dogs are concerned, they might give you a chance to get up from your desk and get some exercise during the day.
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    CONCLUSION

    1. IN CONCLUSION

    In conclusion, it may be said that pigs make the best pets.
    2. IN BRIEF

    Meeting my boss at the pub was an interesting experience. In brief, it was a disaster.
    3. IN SUMMARY

    In summary, it may not be the best idea to frequent the same pubs as your boss.
    4. TO SUM UP

    To sum up, some people are better suited to working from home than others.
    5. ALL IN ALL

    All in all, you have to make sure both you and your customers are satisfied with your work.
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    CORRECTION

    1. RATHER

    I thought it was a good idea to get a ferret. Rather, it had always been my dream to get one.
    2. TO BE MORE PRECISE

    You might want to change a few things. To be more precise, I think you should start again from scratch.
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    TIME

    1. AT FIRST

    It wasn’t a piece of cake to learn English. At first, I couldn’t pronounce all the words correctly.
    2. THEN

    Then, I couldn’t spell all the words correctly.
    3. AFTERWARDS

    Afterwards, I had a hard time understanding the tenses.
    4. LATER

    Later, I couldn’t memorize phrasal verbs and idioms.
    5. IN THE MEANTIME

    In the meantime, I was getting some help from MyEnglishTeacher.
    6. MEANWHILE

    Meanwhile, I was enjoying my skype lessons more and more.
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    DISMISSAL (of what was said before)

    1. ANYWAY

    I couldn’t get my head around the Passive Voice. Anyway, I don’t think it’s important to use it all the time.
    2. ANYHOW

    Anyhow, I’ve just decided to learn Russian next.
    3. AT ANY RATE

    At any rate, I don’t want to become a simultaneous interpreter in five languages.
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