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    Default ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Which one is more idiomatic: "on large scale" or "on a large scale"?

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    'on large scale' doesn't have any meaning in English.

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Definition and pronunciation of scale | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    They entertain on a large scale (= they hold expensive parties with a lot of guests).

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    what about "at full scale" or "at a full scale"?

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Quote Originally Posted by VladKozov View Post
    "on large scale" is correct.
    "at a full scale" is correct.
    Neither is correct.

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Quote Originally Posted by VladKozov View Post
    so, correct answer be:

    "on a large scale" and "at full scale"?
    "at full scale" is not idiomatic.

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Quote Originally Posted by VladKozov View Post
    can something is not idiomatic but correct. so "at full scale" is correct but not idiomatic?
    "At full scale" is meaningless.

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    I think "at full scale" has meaning when talking about lab experiments, house designs, etc....

    So, "on large scale" may also be used in this sense.....

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    I think "at full scale" has meaning when talking about lab experiments, house designs, etc....

    So, "on large scale" may also be used in this sense.....
    No, "on large scale" does not mean the same thing as "at full scale."

    (And the expression is "on a large scale.")

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    Default Re: ON (A) LARGE SCALE

    So, it is "at a full scale"?

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