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Compound Adverbs - Expressing Contrast

Discover how compound adverbs like "at any rate" and "on the flip side" express contrast in English.

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Compound Adverbs
against all odds

used to describe a situation where something or someone succeeds despite facing very difficult or unlikely circumstances

[Adverb]
at any rate

used to indicate that the speaker is moving on to another point or topic

[Adverb]
in contrast

used to highlight the differences between two or more things or people

[Adverb]
on the contrary

used to indicate that the opposite or a different viewpoint is true in response to a previous statement

[Adverb]
on the flip side

used to introduce a contrasting aspect of a situation

[Adverb]
on the one hand

used to introduce one aspect of a situation, often followed by a contrasting statement

[Adverb]
on the other (hand)

used to introduce a contrasting aspect of a situation, especially when comparing it to a previous point

[Adverb]
in retrospect

used to reconsider something after gaining more information or experience

[Adverb]
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