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    a few connotations of "compare"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Shall I compare thee to a summerís day?

    He compared her to a summer day.

    Scientists sometimes compare the human brain to a computer.

    I can compare her poetry to the greatest poems of the present century.

    compare to = point out the likeness or relation between

    Compare our faces and be judge yourself.

    We can start by comparing the work of the historian with the work of the politician.

    compare = to examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention

    Mine cannot be compared to yours. (is quite different)

    It is not to be compared with.

    It is unfair of a man to compare his wife with his mother.

    You have to compare your translation with the model translation on the blockboard.

    His later work does not compare with his earlier.

    Social life in a village cannot compare with that of a large city.

    The place he found beyond expression bright, compared with aught on earth.

    Compare dead happiness with living woe.

    He cannot compare with Shakespeare as a writer of tragedies.

    This cannot be compared with that. (no comparison is possible because they are so different)

    compare with = be compared with ; bear comparison with

    There are two concert halls that just do no compare.

    Her cakes are without compare.

    She is lovely beyond compare.

    He is a musicial beyond comparison.

    The police compares the forged signature with the original.

    That lttle auble is not to be compared with this enormous jewel.

    This roads cannot compare with ours.

    How would you compare this wine witrh a good French wine?

    Just you try to compare New York with London.

    You can compare New York to a beehive.

    I would like to draw a comparison of recent events with those of the 1930s.

    That is the most essential note of our time.

    Mother and Mrs. Barker like to compare notes about cooking.

    compare notes = to exchange thoughts or ideas about something; discuss together

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "compare"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    Shall I compare thee to a summerís day? Ok. Here the poet compares his beloved to the summer season

    He compared her to a summer day. Ok. she has both positives and negatives

    Scientists sometimes compare the human brain to a computer. OK

    I can compare her poetry to the greatest poems of the present century.

    compare to = point out the likeness or relation between Ok

    Compare our faces and be judge yourself.

    We can start by comparing the work of the historian with the work of the politician.

    compare = to examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention=to examine or judge two or more things in order to show how they are similar to or different from each other

    Mine cannot be compared to yours. (is quite different)Ok

    It is not to be compared with. Ok any other product/matter

    It is unfair of a man to compare his wife with his mother. Ok

    You have to compare your translation with the model translation on the blockboard. OK

    His later work does not compare with his earlier. OK

    Social life in a village cannot be compared with that of a large city. Passive form is OK

    The place he found beyond expression bright, compared with aught on earth. Ok. The underlined clause is the subject.

    Compare dead happiness with living woe. Ok

    He cannot be compared with Shakespeare as a writer of tragedies. Passive form is OK

    This cannot be compared with that. (no comparison is possible because they are so different) OK

    compare with = be compared with ; bear comparison with

    There are two concert halls that just do no compare. Ok it acts as a noun

    Her cakes are without compare. OK

    She is lovely beyond compare. OK

    He is a musician beyond comparison. OK

    The police compares the forged signature with the original. OK

    That little value (auble) is not to be compared with this enormous jewel. The word in bracket should read value.

    These roads can not be compared with ours. Use passive form

    How would you compare this wine with a good French wine?

    Just you try to compare New York with London. Ok

    You can compare New York to a beehive. Ok

    I would like to draw a comparison of recent events with those of the 1930s. Ok

    That is the most essential note of our time.

    Mother and Mrs. Barker like to compare notes about cooking.

    compare notes = to exchange thoughts or ideas about something; discuss together= This is informal


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: a few connotations of "compare"

    These roads cannot compare with ours. The rest is fine. Strange, but they all mean the same thing in the same way, to me.

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