Business English

Sentence Connectors: Contrast

1. HOWEVER

  • This restaurant has the best cheesecake in town. However, their staff are quite rude.

2. IN CONTRAST

  • Gas prices have gone up this year. In contrast, train prices seem to be going down.

3. NEVERTHELESS

  • I was so exhausted that I didn’t want to get up in the morning. Nevertheless, I went to work as usual.

4. NONETHELESS

  • I don’t think we have serious internet security problems. Nonetheless, I’ll talk to my IT manager about everything during our next meeting. 

5. YET

  • I’ve asked you a thousand times not to login to the network from your private computers.. Yet, you keep doing it.

6. ON THE OTHER HAND

  • Tim has the best internet plans. On the other hand, it has the worst customer service..

7. BY COMPARISON

  • Switching to Lufthansa has its risks. By comparison, staying with Delta would make things very complicated. 

8. ON THE CONTRARY

  • I don’t hate traveling for work. On the contrary, I love traveling on the company’s dime.

9. INSTEAD

  • I didn’t want to take a side in the argument. Instead, I told my employees to work it out by the end of the day. 

10. IN ANY CASE

  • I was thinking of bringing up the customer complaints in front of the CEO. In any case, I haven’t been invited to the meeting yet.

11. ALL THE SAME

  • Yes, he’s very good at organising company events. All the same, I don’t think you should promote him to director of events. .

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