In my another post ("contents" or "content", which to use when talking about a book?) I said

... she uses "contents" to refer to the things that are written in a book, I suppose "things" is interchangeable to "ideas".

Nevertheless, Cambridge Dictionary clearly defines the word "content" as [ S or U ] with the meaning "the ideas that are contained in a piece of writing, a speech, or a film"

where I used "nevertheless" as a connection word. Usually, the "on the other hand" could also be used as connection. So, are "on the other hand" and "nevertheless" interchangeable here?

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    Nevertheless means in spite of what has just been said. On the other hand means looking at the subject from the opposite point of view. The two expressions are similar in use, but not identical. Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 9:23
  • @KateBunting Thank you. I agree with you on that. So, in the particular scenario in my OP, are they interchangeable?
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    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 9:25
  • I think nevertheless is more appropriate. Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 9:29


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