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    consist in or consist of?

    It is me again.

    I think that "consist in" meaning "describing how something is done" partly overlaps "consist of".

    Painting consists of/in applying a layer of paint onto a surface = Painting is about /means applying a layer of paint onto a surface.

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    Re: consist in or consist of?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    It is me again.

    I think that "consist in" meaning "describing how something is done" partly overlaps "consist of".

    Painting consists of/in applying a layer of paint onto a surface = Painting is about /means applying a layer of paint onto a surface.

    Thank you.
    Yes, there can be overlap when the ending is the only one or most important part.

    Why did you not post this is in the original thread?

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