contrast/compare

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Nathan Mckane

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What difference the words ''contrast'' ans ''compare'' make in the following sentence?

If you contrast/compare her first writing to latest work, you will see how much she has improved.

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Generally, if you contrast things, you are looking for differences.
 

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Either one. I'd probably say "compare" in that, but "contrast" would work, especially because you are looking for differences in the writing.
 
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