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On the other hand,


Yes, but . . .

You may be right, but . . .

I may be wrong, but . . .

Correct me if I'm wrong, but . . .

On the contrary,

(Be careful with this one. It appears to be a direct negation of what was just stated, but can actually be an emphatic reaffirmation of one's own opinion. For example: It's not hot. On the contrary, it's cold.??Not hot? and ?cold? mean the same thing.)

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