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    #1

    in comparison with

    Hello.

    I've learnt a new contruction and I want to use it.

    1) My job is a trash in comparison with yours.
    2) My job, in comparison with yours, is a trash.
    3) In comparison with you I'm a beginner.
    4) Spanish is an easy language to learn in comparison with Arabic.

    Are these sentences fine?
    Can I replaced "in comparison with" with "by comparison with" and "as compared with"? Do they have the same meaning?
    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: in comparison with

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I've learnt a new construction and I want to use it.

    1) My job is a trash in comparison with yours.
    2) My job, in comparison with yours, is a trash.
    3) In comparison with you, I'm a beginner. Add the comma as I have done and it's fine.
    4) Spanish is an easy language to learn in comparison with Arabic.

    Are these sentences fine?
    Can I replaced "in comparison with" with "by comparison with" and "as compared with"? Do they have the same meaning?
    Thanks.
    1 and 2 are wrong because we don't say "a trash". You can say "My job is trash/rubbish in comparison with yours".
    "In comparison with" is the most natural construction to use. Some people use "by comparison with" but "as compared with" always sounds a bit contrived and formal to me - I can't really say why!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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