SentencesWord Usage

Consist Of vs. Consist In

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Consist in something and consist of something have entirely different meanings.

Consist in means to be based on or depend on something.

Incorrect:   Patriotism does not consist of blind obedience of the ruled to their rulers.

Correct:      Patriotism does not consist in blind obedience of the ruled to their rulers.

Consist of means to be formed from two or more things or people.

Incorrect:   The students consisted in private school graduates.

Correct:      The students consisted of private school graduates.

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