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    #1

    comparable between?

    My life style is not comparable with yours. (This is a sentence from a dictionary, so there's no further context.)

    Would it be incorrect if I change the sentence using "between"?

    The lifestyle is not comparable between you and I.

    (I have learned that "similar to" is correct and "similar between" is wrong, so I wanted to make sure about "comparable" too.)

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    Re: comparable between?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    between you and I.
    After the preposition "between", the object form "me" should be used.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: comparable between?

    You could say There's no comparison between your lifestyle and mine. Comparable between doesn't work for me.

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    Re: comparable between?

    How about, "There's nothing comparable between my lifestyle and yours"?
    I'm not sure what any of these sentences mean though. If you have judged two things incomparable, you must have already made some comparison, so it's self-contradictory.

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    #5

    Re: comparable between?

    "Our lifestyles aren't comparable."

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    Re: comparable between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    How about, "There's nothing comparable between my lifestyle and yours"?
    That one works just fine.

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    Re: comparable between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    How about, "There's nothing comparable between my lifestyle and yours"?
    I'm not sure what any of these sentences mean though. If you have judged two things incomparable, you must have already made some comparison, so it's self-contradictory.
    So, does "comparable between" work only when it's used after "nothing"?

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    Re: comparable between?

    "There isn't anything comparable between my lifestyle and yours."
    Does it work too?

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    Re: comparable between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "There isn't anything comparable between my lifestyle and yours."
    Does it work too?
    Of course.

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    Re: comparable between?

    That is different from what you said in post #4.

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