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    Is this sentence correct ?

    Dear all,


    Is this sentence correct ?

    Prices in the UK are high compared to / with / in comparison with those in Canada and Australia.


    There are 5 million smokers in the UK, while only 2 million of those in Canada and 1 million in Australia.


    Many thanks

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear all,


    Is this sentence correct ?

    Prices in the UK are high compared to / with / in comparison with those in Canada and Australia.


    There are 5 million smokers in the UK, while only 2 million of those in Canada and 1 million in Australia.


    Many thanks
    The first works with all three options. I'd go with "compared to."

    There are 5 million smokers in the UK, where there are only 2 million in Canada and 1 million in Australia. (This statistic would be more relevant if you gave the total population of each country.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    [QUOTE=duiter;821780]


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Just a gentle reminder that some (repeat: some) people feel that there is a difference between "compare to" and "compare with."

    (a) Mother: You are just like your brother.
    Tom: No, I'm not. Stop comparing me to him. (= to liken. That is, to say that two things are the same. Remember that famous line from Shakespeare: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?")

    (b) Father: I think that you should go to Harvard.
    Daughter: Actually, I was thinking about Oxford.
    Father: So what are you going to do?
    Daughter: Well, I am going to compare Harvard with Oxford and then make a decision. (= consider the similarities and differences between two things.)

    (2) As a non-teacher, I respectfully suggest that you consider using "compared with."

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