The UVic Writer's Guide
Comprise / Compose / Include
The first two mean the same but are used in different grammatical
contexts; comprise means "to be made up of" while compose means "to make up" ("A baseball team comprises nine members,
and fifteen players compose a rugby team").
"Include" also means "to contain," but not in entirety ("The Beat
poets include Allen Ginsberg").
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