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    compare to/with, in comparasion with/to

    Dear Teachers:

    What's the difference in using "compare to/with, comparision with/to"?

    An example from Cambridge Dictionaies is:
    If you compare house prices in the two areas it's quite amazing how different they are.

    May I say "I compared the house prices between east and west."?

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    Re: compare to/with, in comparasion with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Dear Teachers:

    What's the difference in using "compare to/with, comparision with/to"?

    An example from Cambridge Dictionaies is:
    If you compare house prices in the two areas it's quite amazing how different they are.

    May I say "I compared the house prices between east and west."?
    That sentence does not sound very typical of English. I would not use "between" in this case.

    Here is how I would write your sentence:

    I compared the house prices in the east to the house prices in the west.

    Here is how I would write the sentence using "with":

    I compared the house prices in the east with the house prices in the west.

    I compared the house prices in the east and the west with each other.

    The house prices in the east and the west are not comparable. - They are very different.


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