Compare or Contrast?

P. J. King

Read the statements below and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Compare is a verb that means to examine two or more items for the purpose of noting both similarities and/or differences.

Contrast is a verb or a noun that means difference (noun) or to present a difference (verb).

Write in the correct form here and on your paper; click "submit" at the end.


  1. Even though the identical twins possessed very different personalities, their appearances were often being (compared, contrasted).
  2. Your answer:


  3. It doesn't make sense to (compare, contrast) apples and bunnies since they are so different.
  4. Your answer:


  5. Nights in the desert offer extraordinary (comparisons, contrasts) to its days.
  6. Your answer:


  7. Always curious about how similar we are, we often (compare, contrast) our homes, cars, and the kinds of food we eat.
  8. Your answer:


  9. Dark red always (compares, contrasts) well with bright yellow.
  10. Your answer:



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