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Can we use on the contrary at the end of the sentence?

My sentence is something like this: To find out whether readers qualify Peter Pan as a good children literature or on the contrary.

Or can I just straight away end the sentence after "literature"?

Thank you for helping me! =)

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No you cannot use "on the contrary" in that sentence.

Remove the on and you can - after fixing a few more issues. This could work as a sub-title

Investigating Pan
To find out whether readers qualify Peter Pan as good children's literature or the contrary.

On the contrary is used as negation of something you stated:

Some people consider Peter Pan poor literature. We, on the contrary, find the story really well written

And yes, you can just end the sentence after "literature"

  • I’d be tempted to go with: To find out whether readers qualify Peter Pan as good children's literature or not. Perhaps or otherwise could be used as well. – J.R. Nov 5 '17 at 21:40
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To augment mplungjan's good answer...

The prepositional phrase on the contrary goes with a clause and means "opposing the aforementioned statement".

Some readers regard the work as great literature while, on the contrary, other readers do not (regard it as great literature).

The noun-phrase the contrary goes with another noun-phrase and means "the opposite of the aformentioned thing".

Is it great literature or the contrary?

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