Is it okay if I start a sentence with the phrase "In a (or one) sense" instead of "On one hand" while comparing two things? If so, what about usage of "On the other hand" in starting the counterpoint?


In a sense means "partly true, or true in one way". You could say "in one sense, my brother is a wicked man; in another sense he is not".

  • Does it mean I can use it interchangeably with "On the one hand"? Because I think "On the one hand" also means "true in one way" as you mentioned. – Steve Apr 25 '18 at 17:16

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