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Dec 21 2012   10:33PM GMT

Is the rule changing on “comprised of”?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore


I had a comment, a while back, on this post about “comprised of.” The correspondent wrote that, contrary to my conclusion, “comprised of” is acceptable in the UK. I know these things differ, so I had a look around.

This Wikipedian, who seems to have a mission, explored the issue deeply and came up with the result that, no “comprised of” is not acceptable grammar, not in North America, the UK, or anywhere else.

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