Do we say "Nothing is compared with the Egyptian pyramids" or "Nothing is compared to the Egyptian pyramids"?

If both are correct,is either one favourable in general or in British or American English?

  • The word "with" is the least of your problems. Neither sentence is correct. It should be "Nothing can be compared to ..." or "Nothing compares to..." The way you're phrasing it makes it sound like somebody is doing the comparing. – Mr Lister Jan 16 at 18:45

I made a grammatical change to the verb:

In regards to the use of compare to or compare with:

  • "Nothing compares with the Egyptian pyramids."


  • "Nothing compares to the Egyptian pyramids."

From the OED, either with or to is acceptable and my sense is both are used interchangeably with not much difference in AmE & BrE:

to compare: (a thing) for one to compare, (a thing) to be compared, comparable (to, with).

  • So does the same go for the original sentence? – Abdelrahman Eltaher Jan 16 at 21:27
  • yes, but the verb form is not grammatical. – lbf Jan 16 at 21:33
  • I am sorry,but what do you mean? – Abdelrahman Eltaher Jan 16 at 21:40
  • "is compared' should be 'compares' or 'compared' etc – lbf Jan 16 at 21:48
  • Interestingly, I would take your two sentences slightly differently, even though the definitions are virtually identical! I would interpret the first sentence as suggesting that the pyramids are unique, while the second sentence suggests that the pyramids are of superior quality. – Michael W. Feb 15 at 20:09

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