Chester French isn’t comprised by anything

I read a lot of what is written on Yahoo! Shine, so I really shouldn’t be surprised by this:

comprised-by-shine-sex

Good grief! I thought most literate people knew “the whole comprises the parts.” So, the musical group Chester French comprises two Harvard buddies. But many people would write “Chester French is comprised of  Harvard buddies.” But never, ever, ever, never have I read about a group comprised by anything.

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2 Responses to “Chester French isn’t comprised by anything”

  1. Debbie Says:

    Sorry for my bad english. Thank you so much for your good post. Your post helped me in my college assignment,

  2. swoops Says:

    That’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Thanks for pointing this out. Now, if only yahoo writers would read this, they might learn something.


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