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    I have read the old threads posted in the forum and would like to clarify the usages of :

    1. compared to
    2. compared with

    3. as compared to
    4. as compared with

    5. comparing to
    6. comparing with

    7. as comparing to
    8. as comparing with

    9. in comparison to
    10 in comparison with

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: ...compared...

    You have read the old threads posted in the forum; which particular expressions are you unsure about?
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 29-Oct-2012 at 20:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You have read the old threads posted in the forum; which particular expressions are you unsure about?
    Then I will make the some sentences by using different phrases.

    compared to
    Bo's pear tastes better as compared to Lee's.

    compared with
    Jack is kinder when compared with Lo.

    comparing to
    Comparing to Lee's, Bo's pear tastes better

    comparing with
    Comparing with
    Lo, Jack is kinder.


    as comparing to

    As comparing to Lee's, Bo's pear tastes better

    as comparing with

    As comparing with Lo, Jack is kinder.

    in comparison to

    Bo’s pear tastes better in comparison to Lee’s

    in comparison with

    In comparing with Lo, Jack is kinder.

    Are the above sentences correct?


    Thank you.




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    Default Re: ...compared...

    All of your sentences are unnatural:

    Bo's pear tastes better as compared to than Lee's.
    Jack is kinder when compared withthan Lo.
    Comparing to Lee's, Bo's pear tastes better than Lee's.
    Comparing with Lo, Jack is kinder than Lo.


    etc

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    Default Re: ...compared...

    As you can see from 5jj's post, we don't use "[as] compared to/with" in the way you tried to use it. We use it like this quite regularly:

    Compared with Lee's, Bo's pear tastes better.
    When compared to Lo, Jack is kinder.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: ...compared...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Compared with Lee's, Bo's pear tastes better.
    When compared to Lo, Jack is kinder.
    Even those don't sound very natural to me. We have already used the comparative form of the adjective to make the comparison.

    I might say, "Compared with Lee's, Bo's pear tastes good." This means that it doesn't really taste good, but it tastes less bad than Lee's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Even those don't sound very natural to me. We have already used the comparative form of the adjective to make the comparison.

    I might say, "Compared with Lee's, Bo's pear tastes good." This means that it doesn't really taste good, but it tastes less bad than Lee's.
    Couldn't your second example mean that Lee's pear tasted absolutely fantastic, but Bo's was merely good?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Couldn't your second example mean that Lee's pear tasted absolutely fantastic, but Bo's was merely good?
    I think that we'd have to add merely, only, or similar words, to give that meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think that we'd have to add merely, only, or similar words, to give that meaning.
    Fair point. Devil's advocate and all that.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: ...compared...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Fair point. Devil's advocate and all that.
    Hi emsr2d2,

    Can you explain what does Devil's advocate and all that mean?

    Thank you,

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