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    Question comparing

    Good evening sir, assume there is an event is going on. there will be a person to say what event comes next and thank the conducted event . how will we call that person? such as comparing(not sure )

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    Re: comparing

    Quote Originally Posted by ramaraj View Post
    Good evening sir,
    Assume there is an event is going on. There will be a person who to says what event comes next and thank the people who performed? conducted event. What do will we call that person? such as comparing(not sure )
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    The person who runs a show is the MC or Master of Ceremonies. In the US, we call that person the "em-cee" for MC. You could also call that person simply "the host."
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    Re: comparing

    I think you were trying to use the word "compere" which is a word meaning this type of host of an event. It sounds like "compare" when spoken except that the stress is on the first syllable, not the second.

    Ricky Gervais will be compering the event this year.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-May-2012 at 17:05. Reason: Additional info about pronunciation

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    Re: comparing

    That is not a word I've heard before. I guess it hasn't jumped the pond.

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    Re: comparing

    Compre, noun and verb, is quite common in BrE. We don't always bother with the accent.

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    Re: comparing

    I learned something new too. I've never heard this word before, which is why I didn't recognize "compare" in that context. Thanks.

    If you did use it in the sentence ems gave, I'd say "He'll be comparing it to what?"
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    Re: comparing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Compre, noun and verb, is quite common in BrE. We don't always bother with the accent.
    I tried to use the accent but my keyboard will only do an acute accent, not grave.

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    Re: comparing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I tried to use the accent but my keyboard will only do an acute accent, not grave.
    That's a cute problem. However, as many native speakers ignore the accents anyway, it's not really grave.

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    Re: comparing

    thank you very much

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