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    Smile The piggy bank contains/includes a hundred ten-dollar coins.

    The piggy bank contains/includes a hundred ten-dollar coins.




    Do both contain and include fit into the above sample and mean the same? Thanks.


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    Re: The piggy bank contains/includes a hundred ten-dollar coins.

    'Contains' would be usual and means that the coins are inside the piggy bank. 'Includes' here would be very unusual and would have to have a context similar to this: the piggy bank is for sale, and whoever buys it will also receive 110 dollar coins.

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    Re: The piggy bank contains/includes a hundred ten-dollar coins.

    Thanks, Horsa.
    Got it.

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