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    Is there any difference between 'compared to' and 'compared with'?

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    Default Re: compared to vs compared with

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Is there any difference between 'compared to' and 'compared with'?

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    compare - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/150110-compared.html
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    Default Re: compared to vs compared with

    I generally use 'with'. As that dictionary reference says,
    [it is] very close in meaning to compare someone or something to someone or something, but for some connotes stronger contrast.
    Note the 'for some'. That 'some' excludes people whose teachers drummed into their pupils the dubious belief that English words 'should' reflect their Latin roots (cum - 'with').

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