There is no such phrase as “comprised of”! Never put of with comprise. Write that on your palm in ink, please.

“The whole comprises the parts; the whole is composed of the parts.”Or: The whole comprises the parts; the parts compose the whole.

Either of these is correct:The alphabet comprises twenty-six letters.The alphabet is composed of twenty-six letters.

A couple of tests to see if youve got the usage correct:~  comprises = is composed of~  you can substitute includes for comprises.

via Redlines and Deadlines: Wednesday Writing Tips: Comprise / Compose.

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