Compare/Contrast Essays. Norm Johnson Spring 2009. Purpose. Compare: showing the similarities Contrast: showing the differences Note: In common conversation, “compare” is sometimes used to also talk about the differences between two things. Practice Comparing & Contrasting.
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Note: In common conversation, “compare” is sometimes used to also talk about the differences between two things.
Japanese homes and American homes are similar in the following ways. Each typically has a kitchen, dining area, living room and bedrooms. Many electronic gadgets such as computers, TVs and stereos can be found in both.
They also differ in important ways. Japanese homes have a special entryway designed for taking off your shoes before entering the house. The type of flooring and methods of heating rooms also generally are different. Finally, the bathrooms are quite different between American and Japanese homes.
Japanese homes and American homes both typically have an entryway, but in Japanese homes the entryway is more prominent. It is usually the same level as outside the front door, and then you step up into the house after you have taken off your shoes.
Both Japanese and American homes have a bathroom. They both usually have bath tubs. But the shape and function of the bath tub in Japan is different from America. …