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    Question was largely successful / was in large successful

    Hi,

    in the following sentence, should it be
    either "was in large successful" or "was largely successful"?

    "Diderot's ambition "to change accepted habits of thought" was in largely successful."

    Thank you.

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    Re: was largely successful / was in large successful

    Consider,

    . . . in large . . . (within the realm of things considered)
    . . . largely . . . (greatly)

    All the best.


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    Re: was largely successful / was in large successful

    Casiopea, thanks for your clarification. I see the difference.
    It seems the author has tried to incorporate both these in his sentence
    by saying "was in largely successful". ;) It just sounded strange
    since I was expecting either 'was largely successful' or
    'was in large successful', but not 'was in largely successful'.

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    Re: was largely successful / was in large successful

    It does indeed sound strange.

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