What is the difference between Comprise and Consist?




What is the difference between Comprise and Consist? :


Comprise : (verb)

(
1 ) Be made up of

Have as parts or members

The committee comprises people of widely differing views.


(
2 ) Be the parts or members of something

Ten small boys and a dog comprised the street entertainer’s audience.



Consist : (verb)

(
1 ) Be composed of something

The committee consists of seven members.


(
2 ) COMPRISE and CONSIST means one the same thing. CONSIST, when used in the said sense, is always followed by the preposition OF.


(
3 ) On the other hand, COMPRISE is not followed by OF.


(
4 ) Let us observe the following two examples.


(
5 ) 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.


(
6 ) The expression CONSIST IN means …have something as its chief or only element or feature.


(
7 ) 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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