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    Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive shape is actually ...... , and is comprised of 181 islands.
    1. an atoll
    2. an archipelago
    3. a lagoon
    4. a reef



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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    I wouldn't answer any question that included the words 'is comprised of'.

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I wouldn't answer any question that included the words 'is comprised of'.
    why?

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    why?
    The traditional rule states that the whole comprises the parts and the parts compose the whole. In strict usage: The Union comprises 50 states. Fifty states compose (or constitute or make up) the Union. Even though careful writers often maintain this distinction, comprise is increasingly used in place of compose, especially in the passive: The Union is comprised of 50 states. Our surveys show that opposition to this usage is abating. In the 1960s, 53 percent of the Usage Panel found this usage unacceptable; in 1996, only 35 percent objected.

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    I am in the minority, but my opposition is not abating.

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Can you say the correct form and the answer of this test?

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    You need to google a glossary of geographical terms.

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Not a geographer

    It appears to be an atoll.

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Was there anything in that that hasn't been said already in this thread?

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    Re: Built up over millennia, Bermuda' distinctive

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Was there anything in that that hasn't been said already in this thread?
    I just confirmed your claim.

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