Comment is a short statement or remark about something one has seen or experienced. For example, ‘your shoes are nice’ is a comment on the shoes, ‘it was a funny movie’ is also a comment. Comment can be verbal or written and is often a casual expression of opinion or a reaction on something. It can be used both as a noun and a verb. Comment has its origin from the Latin word comminisci meaning devise.
Some examples –
• I didn’t like his comments about my sister.
• He gave a sarcastic comment on my dress.
• Stop commenting about everyone else, look at your own self first!
In computer language context, comment means adding text that describes what a program or piece of code does. For example, “I added few comments that will help you understand the code.” Comments are considered to be part of good documentation for coding.
Related phrase –
Commentary is generally a lengthy note or speech that describes an event or performance. Sometimes, the description is told as it happens – which is what we call as ‘running’ or ‘live’ commentary, because the description, written or verbal goes along with the event that is happening. For example, live commentary during a cricket match, or a game show.
• My professor picked me this time to give a commentary on the book we had read this week.
• The commentary on the old testament was thorough.
Generally, commentary is narrative, each sentence is related to the previous one. Some people call commentary as a series of comments that are about the same topic. Commentary is a detailed account of your opinion, interpretation, analysis or thoughts about something.
Commenting vs commentating