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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    The way she looked was way beyond compare.

    I've just looked up the expression "beyond compare" in the dictionary and found out that "compare" is also a noun. I always thought "beyond comparison" was the right way to speak. My questions are:

    1) Are "compare" and "comparison" synonyms?
    2) Is "beyond comparison" wrong or just not commonly spoken?
    3) Could I also say "A is better than B. There's no compare"?

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: The way she looked was way beyond compare.

    I've only heard "beyond compare" in a Beatles lyric.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: The way she looked was way beyond compare.

    In modern English, the noun 'compare' is only found in the idiom 'beyond compare'.

    You shouldn't try to use it in any other context.

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