While, whereas, on the other hand

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nuni
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While, whereas, on the other hand

Post by nuni » Thu May 28, 2009 2:56 pm

Dear friends,

What is the difference among these conjunctions: while, whereas, on the other hand? Can we use those conjunctions in the same sentence?

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hermit
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Re: While, whereas, on the other hand

Post by hermit » Thu May 28, 2009 9:03 pm

often there's not much difference among these three.

context will determine the choice of which one to use.

sometimes such choices just depend on how it sounds.

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Re: While, whereas, on the other hand

Post by Tukanja » Fri May 29, 2009 6:42 pm

hermit wrote:often there's not much difference among these three.

context will determine the choice of which one to use.

sometimes such choices just depend on how it sounds.
My socks have been knocked off by this short but perfect explanation :!!:

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