Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Comprise"

The meaning of "Comprise" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa comprise?
A: made up of…

The box is comprised of cardboard.
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Example sentences using "Comprise"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com comprise.
A: our team is comprised of 2 designers, 1 editor and 3 writers.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com comprise.
A: America is comprised of people of many nationalities.

The book is comprised of articles by several writers
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com comprises.
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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com comprising.
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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com comprise.
A: "USA comprises 50 states"
"Chinese people comprise 1/5 of the world's population"

Synonyms of "Comprise" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre comprise e be comprised of ?
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: Qual é a diferença entre comprise of e consist of ?
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: Qual é a diferença entre comprise e include ?
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: Qual é a diferença entre comprise e constitute ?
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: Qual é a diferença entre comprised e to include ?
A: Comprised of means "made up of", included just means it is there as well.

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