RE: Comprise vs Consists Of ?

Subject: RE: Comprise vs Consists Of ?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Greg Brown' <greg -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:20:51 +0000

I use whatever sounds best. If you stumble over it, so will a reader.

Try looking here for the answer: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

This is one of the best grammar places on the web.

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Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:59 AM
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Subject: Comprise vs Consists Of ?

Hi,

Raised this one with my team as I thought that it was being used incorrectly in a few places in our materials.
I understand that 'Comprise' should be used when you are describing that 'the individual parts comprise the whole' and 'Consists of' in the situation that 'the whole consists of the parts'.
Am I correct there?
A discussion on this and there still wasn't clear consensus in the group.
Additionally, is it plain English anyway and would you try and avoid them completely?

Cheers,
Greg


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Comprise vs Consists Of ?: From: Greg Brown

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