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  1. Member
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    #1

    comprise / is comprised of

    A very simple question - are both of them correct? Do they mean the same?

    The cycle comprises 3 stages.
    The cycle is comprised of 3 stages.

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    #2

    Re: comprise / is comprised of

    Both are possible, with the same meaning.

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