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  1. #1
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    Default "big" and "great" - differences?

    Hi All,


    Just wondering how you would explain the differences between "big" and "great" ?!

    Im thinking : Big is more so for the physical - That is a big building.

    whereas great is more so used in a less literal sense - The Opera House is a great building ( in that it is impressive )...

    What are your thoughts?

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: "big" and "great" - differences?

    If I were you, I'd check out their meanings, first. The adjective great has more than 10 meanings (click here). It can even co-occur with big; e.g., It's a great big building, meaning it's larger in size than the other big buildings around it.

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