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    Comprised of

    "Her best four subjects are not comprised of mathmatics".

    "Her best four (subjects, we can consider it one single unit, can't we?) doesn't comprise mathmatics".

    "Her best four comprises mathmatics".

    Please check.

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    Re: Comprised of

    Mathematics is not one of her four best subjects.
    Last edited by Piscean; 23-May-2016 at 10:35. Reason: typo

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    Re: Comprised of

    Why not simply say "She's (not) very good at math(ematics)?" - The last sentence says about the opposite of the previous two, so please use "not" at your convenience.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 23-May-2016 at 10:30. Reason: Minor correction
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Comprised of

    I would like to know, is there any other way to say what I want to say (not the simple one because I know it)? Are my sentences absolutely incorrect?

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    #5

    Re: Comprised of

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Are my sentences absolutely incorrect?
    Yes.

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    #6

    Re: Comprised of

    Also (but not as good as the simple one): 'Her best four subjects do not include mathematics'.

    The usage of 'comprises' and 'is/are comprised of' is tricky even for native speakers, let alone ESL students. You can always find easier ways to express your meaning.

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