ศัพท์ น่าสับสน - Set – C - consist in & consist of & contain
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ออกเสียง consist – verb = “kuhn-SIST” -noun = “KON-sist”
ออกเสียง contain = “Kuhn-TEYN”
Dictionary of Problem Words and Expressions:
Consist of & contain
These words are used interchangeably,
but contain is a synonym only of consist of, not consist in.
Consist of andcontain express the notion
that something so exists that something else
can be placed or noticed within it:
“The can contains gasoline.”
“His appeal consisted of his charm, good looks, and honesty.”
Consist in is used to define an identity,
to indicate a quality or ingredient that is possessed by something: “Happiness consists in attaining goals
that are desired and then appreciating them.”
The A-Z of Correct English Common Errors in English Dictionary
consisted in & consisted of
For Belloc, happiness CONSISTED IN
‘laughter and the love of friends’. (consist in = have as its essence)
Lunch CONSISTED OFbread, cheese and fruit.
SYNONYM STUDY FOR CONTAIN
contain, accommodate, hold,
express the idea that something is so designed
that something else can exist or be placed within it.
Contain refers to what is actually within a given container.
Hold emphasizes the idea of keeping within bounds;
it refers also to the greatest amount or number
that can be kept within a given container.
Accommodate means to contain comfortably or conveniently,
or to meet the needs of a certain number.
A passenger plane that accommodates 50 passengers may be able to hold 60, but at a given time may contain only 30.