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  • The meaning of "Contention" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. It is a stronger word for disagreement. A disagreement/argument where both sides really want to win. (激論) It can also mean an assertion made to win an argument (議論を勝つための主張)

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    2. The "main contention" of a story is the primary (main or most powerful) problem or struggle of the story. In a real life context, it means the "main problem(issue)." This is seen frequently as the "main point of contention," too.

  • Example sentences using "Contention"

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    2. you want examples but I don't want to give you any. Therefore we are in contention. if you don't agree it will remain a point of contention.

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    2. They were not seeing eye to eye.

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    2. It means 'a reason for disagreement'. When they bought their first car together, the choice of colour was a bone of contention. (They found it hard to agree on a colour.) The Irish Border is a bone of contention in Brexit negotiations.

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    2. Point of contention - The item that people are arguing over. Example: The point of contention for senate debate was the raising of minimum wage. The point of contention in the Smith divorce was who was going to get the cat. Sticking point: an item in negotiations or talks that have caused a problem or impasse which may cause further negotiations or talks to stop moving forward Example: The sticking point in resolving the Smith divorce was both husband and wife felt they each were the best owner for the cat. The sticking point for the minimum wage debate was that some states could afford the increase while others could not.

  • Other questions about "Contention"

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    2. More natural (just a few tiny things): 1. There is no doubt that doing such things/activities would make people feel a pang of guilt. 2. I have seen many army movies these days, so I've seen many brutal scenes. (This is kind of a tough one because it sounds a little repetitive. It's ok, though.) 3. The company he created ten years ago has gradually evolved into a multinational business. (It helps to be in the active form) 4. My argument/point of view is that human rights are more important than local law. ("Contention" is a little strange – it's like a many-way fight between several people. "Argument" is a word that means your addition to some kind of controversy, if that makes sense.) Hope it helps! Good luck!

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    2. It's a very beautifully-written essay. I have some suggestions below: "Secondly, homework helps us to work consciously with the new theory and save it in our long-term memory."-> save it into our "Thirdly, doing some practice at home help us to find some difficulties and misunderstandings in new material, thus we can stop a gap. In addition, homework can make us ready to acquire information for our future lessons."-> Thirdly, doing some practices at home help us to discover some difficult concepts and misconceptions in the new materials, hence filling up the gap. In addition, homework can make us ready to acquire new information for our future lessons. "Although I cannot always agree with them, I am sure that too much homework is bad for our heath and mood, but anyway revising the information at home is very important." -> "heath" should be "health", and it is not advisable to use "anyway" in essay writing as it is more colloquially used so you may want to remove that. Lastly, I find that "mandatory" is a better word to use as compared to "obligatory" in this context here.

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    2. Yes, this is grammatically correct. Your second sentence is correct as well, but has the opposite meaning. "Mr. Mueller has also asked the president to interview him" means that Mueller wants to be interviewed BY Trump.

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