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contradiction
Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
The word contradiction comes from the Latin word "contra" which means "against" + "dicere" which means "to say". So contradict can mean "to speak against" someone.

If you have to contradict someone, your main purpose should be to get him to listen to you instead of making him look stupid and forcing him to defend what he is saying.

One way of doing this is by using a neutral, non-confrontational tone and choosing your words carefully to get your message across without insulting the person you are contradicting.
The sentences below are some common ways of contradicting what someone says.

Sort these sentences into 2 categories:

contradicting someone in an insulting way
contradicting someone in a neutral way


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