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What is the difference between Comprise and Consist?
What is the difference between Comprise and Consist? :
) Be made up of
Have as parts or members
The committee comprises people of widely differing views.
) Be the parts or members of something
Ten small boys and a dog comprised the street entertainer’s audience.
) Be composed of something
The committee consists of seven members.
) COMPRISE and CONSIST means one the same thing. CONSIST, when used in the said sense, is always followed by the preposition OF.
) On the other hand, COMPRISE is not followed by OF.
) Let us observe the following two examples.
) The Indian Parliament consists of The President, The Rajya Sabha and The Lok Sabha.
The Indian Parliament comprises The President, The Rajya Sabha and The Lok Sabha.
) The expression CONSIST IN means …have something as its chief or only element or feature.
) The beauty of the plan consists in its simplicity.
The happiness of a country consists in the freedom of its citizens.
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