Whats the difference between these sentences.

1. Scientists have made a comparison of molecules and atoms in the past.
2. Scientists have made a comparison between molecules and atoms in the past.
3. Scientists have compared molecules with atoms in the past.
4. Scientists have compared molecules to atoms in the past.

when to use "comparison of" , "comparison between" & "comparison to"
New Member12
To my ear, the verb version and the noun version are interchangeable. "To compare" is "to make a comparison."
I compared A to B.
I compared A and B.
I compared A with B.
I made a comparison of A and B.
I made a comparison between A and B.
I made a comparison of A to B.
Comparing A and B, A is larger.
Comparing A to B, A is larger.
By comparison, A is larger than B.
A, compared to B, is larger.
A, compared with B, is larger.
Compared to B, A is larger.
Compared with B, A is larger.
(Some of these may be a tad lower register.)
Veteran Member20,911
Moderator: A super-user who takes care of the forums. You have the ability to message a moderator privately should you wish. These users have a range of elevated privileges including the deletion, editing and movement of posts when needed.Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.
akc Whats the difference between these sentences.1. Scientists have made a comparison of molecules and atoms in the past.2. Scientists have made a comparison between molecules and atoms in the past.3. Scientists have compared molecules with atoms in the past.4. Scientists have compared molecules to atoms in the past.when to use "comparison of" , "comparison between" & "comparison to"
New Member02
Live chat
Registered users can join here