What is the difference between...

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


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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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