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"comprises" or "is comprised by"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by lcsern, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. lcsern New Member

    Germany
    Malays
    Hello experts;

    Which of the following sentences is correct?

    1. The information comprises a large number of elements.
    2. The information is comprised by a large number of elements.

    thanks
     
  2. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hi there, lcsern. :)

    Which of them do you think is correct? Why?

    Please give us your own opinion first, and then we can all discuss it.
     
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
  4. lcsern New Member

    Germany
    Malays
    In my opinion, the first sentence is correct.
    The second sentence sounds weird.
     
  5. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I agree with you.
    Despite the apparent internet enthusiasm for "is comprised by", I don't believe I have ever seen it before and I certainly wouldn't use it.
     

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