compare and contrast vs compare :

compare and contrast or 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.”

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  • n  qualities that are comparable
    beyond compare
  • v  examine and note the similarities or differences of
    John compared his haircut to his friend's
    We compared notes after we had both seen the movie
  • v  be comparable
    This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes
  • v  consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
  • v  to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - The Kalamazoo Gazette