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U.S. Citizenship


 

 


 

 

 

1. Stealing from others is contrary to many people's beliefs.

 

thief
 2. Owning a gun is contrary to Darryl's belief in nonviolence.
gun
  3. The existence of ghosts is contrary to reason.
ghost

 4. Some people believe that the world is only six thousand years old, a belief that runs contrary to the existence of million-year-old mountains.

 

mountains
 5. Rena decided to marry Orville though it was contrary to her parents wishes.
wedding
 6. Our tour guide told us us some things about the building that were contrary to the truth.
old building
 7. She told a story about the incident that was contrary to the facts. woman

"contrary to" is similar to "against" or "the opposite of"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepositions

about 

above 

across 

after  

along 

amid  

among 

around 

at

before 

below  

beside 

beyond 

but  

by 

despite  

down  

except  

for

in

inside  

into 

near 

of

off 

on

onto 

out

over 

past 

per  

to

under 

until  

upon  

via  

with 

within 

 

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