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    Default Compared to vs. compared with

    Does anybody have anything to say about whether there's any difference between "compared to" and "compared with", and when it's appropriate to use one or the other? Thanks.

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    I think:

    1) "Compare with/to" is used to contrast things:

    EG: This excercise is easier compared with/to yesterday´s.


    2) While "Compare to" can also be used to indicate that something/somebody is similar to somebody/something:

    EG: "In the poem, he compares her to a Greek goddess"

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