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Dear friends,

(re: Some form of bodily dissatisfaction is common among pre-teens. If dissatisfaction is great, it may cause them to become shy or very easily embarrassed. In other cases, teens may act opposite-loud and angry-in an effort to compensate for feelings of self-consciousness and inferiority.)

Is "In other cases" used correctly here? If talking about the different cases among the same kind of people, such as pre-teens, I think we can use "In other cases" as a connecting tool. But to talk about the difference between two kinds of people, pre-teens and teens, is it right to use "In other cases" as a connecting tool?

A million thanks.
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Hi,

re: Some form of bodily dissatisfaction is common among pre-teens. If dissatisfaction is great, it may cause them to become shy or very easily embarrassed. In other cases, teens may act opposite-loud and angry-in an effort to compensate for feelings of self-consciousness and inferiority.)

Is "In other cases" used correctly here? If talking about the different cases among the same kind of people, such as pre-teens, I think we can use "In other cases" as a connecting tool. But to talk about the difference between two kinds of people, pre-teens and teens, is it right to use "In other cases" as a connecting tool?

I agree that the phrase seems awkward. I also don't like the phrase teens may act opposite. I'd prefer something like teens may act in an/the opposite manner

Best wishes, Clive
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The author probably made the error of not being rigorous. For him, I guess, pre-teens are teens too.

If so, "in other cases" may be used.

However, I'd replace "opposite" by "in other ways."
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I don't think it works well here, for the reason you gave. I had to go back and re-read in order to discover that the first sentence is about pre-teens and the second is about teens. I would use 'on the other hand'.
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