Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 47
    #1

    "compared with" vs "in comparison with" vs "assessed in comparison with"

    Hello,

    what would you consider more appropriate?

    -"She is writing her thesis under my guidance on a topic related to the Australian tax system compared with the European one",
    -"She is writing her thesis under my guidance on a topic related to the Australian tax system in comparison with the European one"
    -"She is writing her thesis under my guidance on a topic related to the Australian tax system assessed in comparison with the European one"

    Thanks in advance

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: "compared with" vs "in comparison with" vs "assessed in comparison with"

    I prefer the first. I would consider moving "under my guidance" to the beginning of the sentence.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,092
    #3

    Re: "compared with" vs "in comparison with" vs "assessed in comparison with"

    "... on a topic related to the Australian tax system in comparison with the European one."
    Is the topic only related to this comparison, or is the topic the comparison? On reading that sentence, I feel like asking, "OK, it's related to that; what's it actually on?" For example, I think this would suffice:
    -"She is writing her thesis under my guidance on a topic related to the Australian tax system in comparison with the European one" or "on an aspect of the Australian ..."
    Also, I'd only express it that way if the Australian tax system was the main topic. If the topic is a comparison between the Australian and the European taxation systems, then I'd put it that way.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2012, 04:23
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2012, 19:53
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2009, 23:59
  4. "Economics in Bahrain and Japan" [contrast and comparison]
    By amona86 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 17-May-2008, 16:13
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •