Unlike and whereas/ whereas and unlike


Where is a conjunction and it is used to indicate a contrast between two facts or ideas.


  1. Whereas + clause
  2. There must be two clauses with whereas
  3. Whereas + phrase: incorrect Phrase (a group of words with sense but without subject and verb)

Few students scored very high whereas few less: incorrect

He is here, whereas I was looking for him there: correct


Unlike is a preposition and it is used with a noun to show dissimilarity.


  1. Unlike + noun
  2. Unlike + clause: incorrect

Unlike the teacher behaved, the students showed decency: incorrect

Unlike the teacher, the students showed decency. Correct

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