Compriseの例文や意味・使い方に関するQ&A

「Comprise」を含む文の意味

Q: comprise とはどういう意味ですか?
A: made up of…

The box is comprised of cardboard.
Q: comprises とはどういう意味ですか?
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「Comprise」の使い方・例文

Q: comprise を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: our team is comprised of 2 designers, 1 editor and 3 writers.
Q: comprise を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: America is comprised of people of many nationalities.

The book is comprised of articles by several writers
Q: comprises を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: This word is often considered misused in English.

In very proper speaking, it has the sense of a larger entity that consists of smaller components, like in these examples:

"His achievements comprise numerous awards and prizes."
"Brazil comprises 26 states and one federal district."

But because the word causes some confusion, it's common to hear people say things like below, although they are seen as wrong by grammar teachers and professional writers:

"Brazil is comprised of 26 states."
"There are 26 states that comprise Brazil."

A better option in the last case would be a different word like "constitute" or "consists," like this:

"Brazil consists of 26 states."
"Twenty-six states constitute Brazil."



Q: comprising を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Comprising is similar to to be made of:

"They are a country comprising about two thirds of the continent's land mass."

"There are five ministries comprising those of justice; public instruction and fine arts; foreign affairs; commerce and industry."
Q: comprise を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: "USA comprises 50 states"
"Chinese people comprise 1/5 of the world's population"

「Comprise」の類語とその違い

Q: comprise と be comprised of はどう違いますか?
A: "Be comprised of" is completely incorrect grammar. Many native speakers get this wrong! Comprised means "consists of" so "be comprised of" would mean "be consisted of of"!.
Q: comprise of と consist of はどう違いますか?
A:

Both comprise and consist are words which originate in Latin. Their literal meanings in Latin are

Comprise – to contain
Consist – to be. To exist permanently.

So, it is easy to see how these two words can be used in very similar ways in English.

The body consists of 60% water – the permanent, real state of the body is that 60% of it is water.

The body comprises 60% water, and 40% tissue – the body is an object which contains things. 60% of what it contains is water

Q: comprise と include はどう違いますか?
A: Comprise means to be made up of. Include means to be a part of something.
So "The UK comprises the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland" means that there are no other countries in the UK. "The UK includes England and Wales" - these countries are part of the UK but do not form the whole of the UK.
Q: comprise と constitute はどう違いますか?
A: "Comprise" means to be made up of, to include. That is, it's a property of the whole.

"Constitute" means to be the elements of, to make up. That is, it's a property of the parts.
Q: comprised と to include はどう違いますか?
A: Comprised of means "made up of", included just means it is there as well.

「Comprise」についての他の質問

Q: compriseの発音を音声で教えてください。
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Q: compriseの発音を音声で教えてください。
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