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01. If you try to [compare] the two students, you will find that they each have their own strengths and weaknesses.
02. John is a terrible soccer player. [Compared] to him, I look like Pelé.
03. You shouldn't make [comparisons] between your sisters; they each have their own qualities.
04. If you look at gas prices in Europe, the amount we pay in North America seems [comparatively] cheap.
05. Australia is a huge country, but it has a [comparatively] small population.
06. A [comparison] of the two teams shows that the Americans have much more experience, while the Italians have more youth.
07. In [comparison] to my brother, I am quite tall.
08. The students were asked to write an essay [comparing] their parents' different characters.
09. A recent report shows that health conditions in this country [compare] favorably with those in other economically developed nations.
10. In his famous sonnet, Shakespeare wrote, "Shall I [compare] thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
11. There is a Spanish proverb which states that if you [compare] your griefs with other men's, they will seem less.
12. China has only one movie screen for every 122,000 people, [compared] with one per 8,600 in the United States.
13. Surprisingly, about 40% of the people of Argentina are originally from Italy, [compared] to 30% who come from Spain.
14. Unemployment benefits in Denmark are quite generous in [comparison] with other countries.

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