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    Do you say "compared with" or "compared to"? For example, "plan A produced good results compared to/with plan B".

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    Re: Comparison

    You can use both. Your example is matched by meaning 1:

    (often compare to/with) estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between.
    This car does not compare with the new Mercedes
    This car cannot be compared to the new Mercedes
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

    2 (compare to) point out or describe the resemblances of (something) with.
    Emily compared her haircut to her friend's

    3 (usu. compare with) be similar to or have a specified relationship with another thing or person.
    Compare your responses with the answers

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