what's the different between the word"comprise" and "consist"?
May 28, 2010 6:10 AM
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comprise refers to: 1.Be composed of "The land he conquered comprised several provinces" 2.Include or contain; have as a component "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper" 3.Form or compose "These few men comprise his entire army" while consit refers to. 1.Originate (in) 2.Have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?" 3.Be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous. "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end" 4.Be composed of "What does this dish consist of?" cowboy...
May 28, 2010
'Comprise' and 'consist of' are SYNONYMS. They both mean 'include' or 'be made up of' and they are both used in active sentences (active voice) not passive sentences. 'My house comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, ....' 'My house consists of .....'
May 28, 2010
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