Only ‘consist of’ contains ‘of’!

The report contains of 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.

This is partly understandable. Our writer has seen consists + of, and has assumed that contain also requires the preposition of. It does not!

These are your options:

  • The report contains 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.
  • The report comprises 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.
  • The report consists of 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.

Let’s jump straight into some practice!

When you’ve finished the practice activity, try using one of these items to make a sentence to describe the featured image for this post! Sentences in the comments box below!
Select words from the drop-down menus to complete the text. When you have finished, click 'Check your answers!' for feedback.

OK I understand

The collection 3 main areas – fiction, non-fiction, and journals. The fiction section work by our own writers, while the non-fiction section is more international. Journals both academic as well as non-academic titles, but the academic journals mostly topics relating to natural science, in particular ornithology.

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