compare and contrast vs compare : Common Errors in English

About compare and contrast vs compare

”compare and contrastHey kids, here’s a chance to catch your English teacher in a redundancy! To compare two things is to note their similarities and their differences. There’s no need to add “and contrast.”

compare Meaning(s)

  • (n) qualities that are comparable
  • (v) examine and note the similarities or differences of
  • (v) be comparable
  • (v) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
  • (v) to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb

compare and contrast in News

  • Portage superintendent finalists Rathburn, Bielang offer study in similarities, contrasts

    Mark Bielang, 60, superintendent of Paw Paw Public Schools for 18 years, and Roger Rathburn, 50, superintendent of Three Rivers Community Schools for 12, are the two finalists to head Portage Public Schools. Over the next week, it's the job of the Portage school board to compare and contrast and ultimately choose between two candidates who are very similar on paper.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette

compare in News

  1. Kirk lands back where he started in Miami

    To compare Donnavan Kirk's college basketball career with a roller coaster would be an understatement.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  2. New tool to compare car fuel costs

    A new tool helps drivers compare the cost of fueling up electric and gasoline-powered cars.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WCAX-TV Vermont

  3. Cermak: No way to compare Schenectady, Spa City

    Cermak: No way to compare Schenectady, Spa City A Schenectady promotional series on YouTube titled "Reality 2013" uses community leaders to explain reasons why people and businesses might want to visit or locate in their town. Among the salesmen are Phillp Morris, Proctors CEO; Larry Spring, city schools superintendent; Ray LeGere, a developer and contractor; and Ray Gillen, chairman of the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

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