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Need to be explained "consist" and "contain" Options
dAni3l
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:56:39 PM

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Hello all,

I got a confusion. When should I use "consist" and "contain"? These words are quite similar, Could you explain the detail of the differences between these words. Thanks
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:52:26 PM

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dAni3l wrote:
Hello all,

I got a confusion. When should I use "consist" and "contain"? These words are quite similar, Could you explain the detail of the differences between these words. Thanks


"consist" is used to tell you what something is made of. Concrete consists of sand, cement, rocks, and water, basically.

"contain" is used to tell you that something is held inside something else. A fuel tank contains gasoline. It also is used to speak to preventing the spread of something. Workers try to contain an oil spill, or doctors try to contain the spread of a disease.


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