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    word

    Could you please explain usage of the word comprise. please give me various examples.

    what if I say, tree comprises leaves and branches?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: word

    To comprise = be made up of; consist of

    You could say A tree is comprised of trunk, branches and leaves, but more usually you will use it in a sentence like: The class is comprised mainly of Italian and French students OR The men you see comprise his entire army

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