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Incomplete comparison

What is an incomplete comparison?

An incomplete comparison occurs when two or more items are being compared, but not all aspects or details are included to make the comparison fair or relevant. This can lead to misunderstandings or incorrect conclusions about the similarities or differences between the items being compared, as crucial information may be missing.


  • Incomplete: Chinese food is better. (Better than what?)
    Complete: Chinese food is better than Italian food. 
  • Incomplete: My car is faster. (Faster than what?)
    Complete: My car is faster than that horse.
  • Incomplete: The sky is bluer. (Bluer than what?)
    Complete: The sky is bluer today than yesterday.

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