"Competition is contrast with cooperation."
I wonder if the above sentence is right.
I think that "Competition is in contrast with cooperation" is right.
Which one is right?
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Contrast can be a noun, so it can work as an object of a preposition, such as in the phrase in contrast with.
Contrast of course is a regular verb, and a past participle X of a verb can be used as a shortcut to express that has/have been X - for example, "the contrasted viewpoints" = "the viewpoints that have been contrasted."
Now, it's possible for contrast to take an object ...
I heard what she said before. Her current argument contrasts this.
and it is possible for it to be followed directly by a prepositional phrase.
Her current argument contrasts with what she said earlier.
But saying X is/are contrast with Y doesn't work - beYou must say X is in contrast with Y. Contrast doesn't really work as a modifier.