- Created: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:49
- Written by Elizabeth Danziger * WorkTalk Communications Consulting
Some common phrases are hard to tell apart. Here is a brief guide to a few common trouble-makers.
Compared To vs. Compared With
When making an analogy to something of an entirely different class, use compare to.
He compared leading a company through recessionary times to steering an ocean liner through a storm.
Compared to moving to a new neighborhood, pulling up an old oak tree was easy.
When comparing things that belong to the same class, use compare with.
When compared with tsunamis, the waves the surfers were riding seemed puny.
Compared with the great flu epidemic of 1918, the swine-flu outbreak seemed insignificant.