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Verses vs. versus

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  • Verses is the plural of the noun verse (or the present participle of the rare verb sense of verse). Versus (abbreviated vs. or v.) is a preposition meaning against or in contrast to.

    Examples

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    Snippets from Leviticus and other Bible verses form the foundation of their anti-gay platform. [Daily Mail]

    The Australian currency weakened for a second day versus the yen. [Sydney Morning Herald]

    For generations, schoolchildren from all over China have grown up learning verses that were inspired by this place. [NY Times]

    He has gone 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA in seven starts versus the Blue Jays over the last two seasons. [CBC.ca]

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