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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    "up to a point" and "to a certain extent/to some extent/to an extent"

    Hello.

    point - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    up to a point
    partly, but not completely:
    - I agree with you up to a point.
    - That is true, but only up to a point.


    extent - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    to a certain extent/to some extent/to an extent (=partly)
    - We all to some extent remember the good times and forget the bad.
    - I do agree with him to an extent.


    The phrases "up to a point" and "to a certain extent/to some extent/to an extent" are interchangeable, aren't they?

    Thank you.


    • Join Date: Aug 2009
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    Re: "up to a point" and "to a certain extent/to some extent/to an extent"

    Yes, I'd say that they are interchangeable.

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