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I have often used "consist" and "comprise" in the same sense because meaning of them seem similar. Can you explain the difference between the two words?

Example sentence; From https://en.dict.naver.com/

  1. Your teams consist of individuals with great creativity.
  2. The collection comprises 327 paintings.
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    The difference is, as your examples show, that consist requires of and comprise doesn't. Otherwise they do mean pretty much the same. Jan 7 '21 at 12:00
  • @KateBunting Why not post your comment as an answer? Jan 7 '21 at 16:39
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They do mean more or less the same; the difference being that consist needs to be followed by of and comprise should not be.

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