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I wanna to know the difference between conversely and on the contrary.I would like to hear your ideas about it Hello, i wanna to know the difference between substitute and replacement.
Apr 28, 2019 11:44 PM
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Hi Summer - I would say these are essentially the same thing.  However, "on the contrary" is probably 10x more commonly used than "conversely."
April 29, 2019
I'm not super grammatically knowledgeable but I can tell you that conversely to me sounds like you're going to talk about something opposite. While saying on the contrary kind of has an argumentative tone to it, as if you're going to give a rebuttal or something.

In the end, there's such a small difference that even us native speakers who don't study our own language's grammar don't know, so don't worry about it too much.

But I do agree with Patrick, at least for normal everyday conversations you'll likely never hear someone say "conversely".

April 29, 2019
Thanks a lot, Patrick and Matt.
April 29, 2019
Summer
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English