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# Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek

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Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek [#permalink]

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Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in addition to their laurel wreaths.
(A) Contrary to
(B) In contrast with
(C) Opposite of
(D) Unlike
(E) In spite of

What is the difference between A and B? I'm a little bit confused....
Thank you a lot..

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Re: SC: contrary to and in contrast with [#permalink]

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24 Jun 2006, 20:38
darren1010 wrote:
Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in addition to their laurel wreaths.
(A) Contrary to
(B) In contrast with
(C) Opposite of
(D) Unlike
(E) In spite of

What is the difference between A and B? I'm a little bit confused....
Thank you a lot..

It should be Contrary to ... A
In contrast with is awkward
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Re: SC: contrary to and in contrast with [#permalink]

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24 Jun 2006, 21:09
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Contrary suggests opposite to something, whereas, in contrast with/to suggests difference between x and y

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