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Compare and Contrast Paragraphs






In a compare and contrast paragraph, you write about the similarities and differences between two or more people, places, things, or ideas.

Example:
Write a paragraph comparing the weather in Vancouver and Halifax.


The following words can help you to write a good compare and contrast paragraph:


Similarities Example
   
is similar to Spring weather in Vancouver is similar to spring weather in Halifax.
both Both Vancouver and Halifax have rain in the spring.
also Halifax also has a rainy spring season.
too Halifax has a rainy spring season, too.
as well As well, Halifax has rainy spring season.


Differences Example
   
on the other hand On the other hand, winter is much colder in Halifax.
however However, winter is much colder in Halifax.
but Vancouver has a mild winter, but Halifax has a cold one.
in contrast to In contrast to Vancouver, Halifax has a cold winter.
differs from Halifax differs from Vancouver by having a cold winter.
while While Vancouver has a mild winter, Halifax has a cold winter.
unlike Unlike Halifax, Vancouver doesn't get much snow.




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