069. On one hand…on the other hand…
-> use this expression when you are speaking about two different facts or two opposite ways of thinking about a situation.
On one hand, it’s convenient, but on the other hand, it’s time-consuming.
On one hand, he is very obedient to his wife; on the other hand, he treats his parents badly.
On one hand, Jason does everything in the office; on the other hand, he does nothing at home.
As a teacher, he is very patient in class; but on the other hand, he is not so patient with his own child.
A: What do you think of Shakespeare?
B: On one hand his plays are very interesting to watch but on the other hand they are hard to read.
A: I feel the same way sometimes.
B: So what do you do?
A: I just try to catch the general meaning of each sentence.
B: That sounds like a good idea.
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