Nothing compares, nothing compares "to" you.

The above context has been taken from a song lyrics. In this why "with" has not been used after compares. Which is correct "with" or "to" grammatically? Many times, I have come across "with" after compare but this is confusing me.

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Generally, in most contexts, "with" and "to" are interchangeable prepositions with the word "compare"

However, when you wish to say that one thing resembles another you use "to":

  • I can't compare you to that girl. You are a lot more sexy.
  • He compared that story to one written by J.K. Rowling.

Also, read “Compared with” vs “Compared to”—which is used when?


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