What is the difference between...

"compared with" and "compared to"
Match up with' and 'Match up to'


When we talk about the way in which two or more things are different, we use "compared to" or "compared with":

Your flat is quite big compared to/with ours.

We use "match up to/with" (usually in a negative sense) as an intransitive verb meaning to be as good as someone or something. For example:

His performance did not match up to/with our expectations.

We also use "match up with" to mean to be the same. For example:

His account of the event did not match up with yours.

We also use "match up with" to mean to set or hold people or things in competition. For example:

Our team is matched up with a world class team.

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