Words you are probably getting wrong

Here’s something from today’s ‚Guardian’. It might be of interest to higher-level students who will be distraught at finishing their classes this week. It looks at words which are misused.

Compose/Comprise
Compose means “to form” or “constitute”. Comprise means “to contain, include, be made up of”. The whole comprises the parts. The US comprises 50 states; 50 states do not comprise the US. After the 2014 referendum on independence for Scotland, the UK still comprised England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Fascinating stuff for some of us / some of you, I’m sure….

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/05/the-35-words-youre-probably-getting-wrong