3.8 Glossary - Connectors


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on the other hand

on the other hand /ɒnðəˈʌðəhænd/

compares two different points of view or ideas

  • Some argue that zoos are cruel to animals and should be banned. On the other hand, some feel they provide comfortable environments for many animals and offer us fantastic educational opportunities.

Usage: Usually used in academic contexts.


owing to

owing to /ˈəʊɪŋtə/

describes the reason for something happening

  • The environmental problems we face now are owing to governments not doing enough to tackle pollution.

Usage: Used in more formal and academic contexts.