Re: Comprise vs Consists Of ?

Subject: Re: Comprise vs Consists Of ?
From: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
To: Greg Brown <greg -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:58:50 +0000 (UTC)

Avoid "comprise." Virtually no one gets it right.

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From: "Greg Brown" <greg -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:59:02 AM
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 âCompriseâ should be used when you are describing that âthe individual parts comprise the wholeâ and âConsists ofâ in the situation that âthe whole consists of the partsâ.
Am I correct there?
A discussion on this and there still wasnât 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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