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06 / 06 / 2005

LONG vs. LARGE: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today we are going to look at two words that often cause confusion for Spanish speakers learning English: long (largo) and large (grande). LONG (adjective) Meaning: it's an adjective that is used to say that something measures a large amount or that there is a big distance from one end to the other. It is also used to indicate a large amount of time. Example 1: That table is very long. 10 people could probably sit at it very comfortably. Example 2: The longest street in the world is Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada. It is 1,900 km. long. Example 3: Next Monday is a holiday so we have a long weekend. I plan to go to the beach. LARGE (adjective) It means: bigger than usual; it is also used in clothing sizes to mean big. Example 4: The Wilson's own quite a large house in the country. I think it has about six bedrooms. Example 5: The "L" on clothing tags (etiquetas) stands for "large." If you have any questions about these words, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a great day!


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