I was just involved in an argument on the usage of english on phrases which have the word, 'comprise'.
When we say that something is 'comprised of' we, obviously mean that it includes the items being refererred to. For example, the building is comprised of a bathroom, two bedroms, a kitchen and a living room.
But my friend was saying that it was ok to say : the building comprises of a bathroom, two bedroms, a kitchen and a living room.
And I was saying that he was wrong. I said that it should actually be : the building comprises a bathroom, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
After much debate and verification with experts I have decided to stay my ground.
So, here's what I think:
(1) If the sentence is "The building ............ a bathroom, two bedroms, a kitchen and a living room."
(2) If the sentance is "The new group …….. Joel, John, Jaani, Janardhan and Joyce."
is comprised of......OK
is composed of ....Ok
consists of ......OK
Hee hee....I picked that last one after some investigation on internet from here.
Anyone still thinks that I am wrong??? Comments?
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