[LMB] There's a Word for it OT:

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Mar 11 22:07:43 GMT 2018



> On Mar 11, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Margaret Devere <margaret at devere.net> wrote:
> 
> My pet peeve in this area is "comprise." The pieces comprise the whole. The
> whole does not comprise the pieces -- it contains the pieces. "is comprised
> by" is okay, I guess, but ugly. I can't remember the last time I saw
> "comprise" used correctly (or at least what I think is correctly)

I don’t think I’ve heard “the whole comprising the pieces” without the “of”.


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