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    Default On the grandest scale

    Dear Teachers

    Does "on the grandest scale" in the sentence below mean having the highest mark of a scale?

    Suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters and never-before seen special effects make Pirates of the Caribbean a must-have movie on the grandest scale ever.

    Please advise.

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    Default Re: On the grandest scale

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear Teachers

    Does "on the grandest scale" in the sentence below mean having the highest mark of a scale?

    Suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters and never-before seen special effects make Pirates of the Caribbean a must-have movie on the grandest scale ever.

    Please advise.

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    Anthony the learner
    I've no idea what your suggested substitute words mean.

    When something is done 'on a grand scale', the scale of its being done is huge/vast/immense... er, grand. If something's 'on the grandest scale' it's just bigger/more impressive than anything that's ever been seen before - typical self-deprecating understatement (caveat emptor: me, I don't buy it. )

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