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    comprise/compose/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The committee comprises men of widely different views.
    The force comprised two battalions and a battery.
    Comprise much matter in few words.
    Friendship does two souls in one comprise.
    About 7 percent of America military forces are comprised of women.
    His course of study comprises English, French, history and mathematics.
    Her family comprises five sons.
    The Examining Board comprises several members.
    This dictionary comprises about 60 000 words.
    comprise = embrace, include, contain

    Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection.
    composed of = to form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up
    Their borrowed gold composed the calf in Oreb.(Milton)
    A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions.
    composed = to form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute
    The genius that composed such works as the ``Standard'' and ``Last Supper''.
    compose = To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas
    In a peaceful grave my corpse compose.
    compose = to dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition
    Compose thy mind; Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
    compose = to free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
    The doctor's composed nature calmed him.
    composed = sedate

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: comprise/compose/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The committee comprises men of widely different views. OK
    The force comprised two battalions and a battery. OK
    Comprise much matter in few words.
    Friendship does two souls in one comprise. Ok, You can say as well: Friendship does comprise two souls in one
    About 7 percent of America military forces are comprised of women. OK
    His course of study comprises English, French, history and mathematics. OK
    Her family comprises five sons. OK
    The Examining Board comprises several members. OK
    This dictionary comprises about 60 000 words. OK
    comprise = embrace, include, contain

    Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection. Ok
    composed of = to form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up
    Their borrowed gold composed the calf in Oreb.(Milton) OK This is a line from "Paradise Lost" which depicts a rich portrait of mythological and biblical history. It means the calf worshipped by non believers is composed of borrowed gold.
    A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions. OK
    composed = to form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute
    The genius that composed such works as the ``Standard'' and ``Last Supper''. OK
    compose = To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas
    In a peaceful grave my corpse compose. OK put in proper state.
    compose = to dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition
    Compose thy mind; Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed. Ok to become calm after getting angree.
    compose = to free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
    The doctor's composed nature calmed him. OK
    composed = sedate
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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