Correct spelling, explanation: comparison is an English noun that comes from the Latin form comparare and which could be translated as to pair or to match. Later, also in Latin, the word changed to comparatio and after that, it appeared in Old French, in the form comparesoun. When it comes to English, first compare appeared, and after that comparison entered the language in the times of the Middle Ages. Today, comparison has a slightly different meaning than it had in the past, but it is widely used.
Definition of comparison:
1. noun – the act of comparing two or more things or people,
In her essay, she made a comparison of the two countries in the terms of education and employment opportunities.
Collocations with comparison:
A few widely used collocations with comparison are: detailed comparison, unfair comparison, and for comparison.
The book provides a truly detailed comparison of different historical periods.
I think it was an unfair comparison when she told me I could do better than my brother.
For comparison, a decade ago young women did not drink as much alcohol as they do it now.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: comparison is a noun form, which comes from the verb compare. However, it is often misspelled as a number of English users add to the verb another popular noun ending, which is -ment. It results in an incorrect form, which is
comparisment. The only correct ending is -ison and the only correct spelling of the word is comparison.
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