It is the comment on YouTube describing Japanese anime called Naruto:

Danzo is still a saint,compared to orochimaru who has ruined a lot of innocent life

In this comment, does the second half of sentence (parenthesis) equal "who was compared to…" or "who has been compared to…"?

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    Can you give a link for the same? Also, try to format your question in a better way.
    – Rucheer M
    Oct 12, 2015 at 9:01
  • Why are you thinking of adding extra words? If no reason you probably shouldn't.
    – user3169
    Oct 12, 2015 at 18:18
  • if i have to add,what would it be? i just wanna now this kind of trasnformation..
    – 오준수
    Oct 14, 2015 at 5:44
  • adding anything here would change the meaning, as @Nathan Tuggy explains in his answer. Nov 8, 2015 at 0:01
  • Also, there should not be a comma there, and that might be confusing you. The sentence should be "Danzo is still a saint compared to orochimaru ..." Nov 8, 2015 at 0:04

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Neither really fits. The sentence means something more like "If you compare Danzo to Orochimaru (who has ruined a lot of innocent life), Danzo is a very good person." That is, it doesn't say "some people have compared these two" (as an event that happened), but rather "a comparison of these two would come out like this" (a statement of timeless, impartial fact).

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