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    Question The payment consists in food

    "The payment consists in food."

    How should I understand this sentence?

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    Default Re: The payment consists in food

    Without context, it means that any payment for services rendered will be made in the form of foodstuffs, not in money. It is not well expressed , and should say "consists of food".

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    Default Re: The payment consists in food

    Funny thing... I was looking for something to understand this "consist in" phrase, and thought it'd of help. It's taken from the dictionary, so with no context:
    consist - definition of consist by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    So, could you give me some good examples of usage of "consist in"?

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    Default Re: The payment consists in food

    The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing


    Government consists in nothing else but so controlling subjects that they shall neither be able to, nor have cause to do it harm.

    Man's highest life consists in self-sacrifice.

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    Default Re: The payment consists in food

    Thank you, Anglika.

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