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    great -- large vs. excellent

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "great" in the following sentence.

    I admire the great work of the government and society of XXX in initiating a major program of economic reforms.

    Does "great" mean large/big or does it mean excellent?

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    Re: great -- large vs. excellent

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "great" in the following sentence.

    I admire the great work of the government and society of XXX in initiating a major program of economic reforms.

    Does "great" mean large/big or does it mean excellent?
    For me here "great" means excellent. But there is some overlap, since in the present situation some 'small work' could not be classified as excellent.

    PS Not a native speaker

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    Re: great -- large vs. excellent

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    For me here "great" means excellent. But there is some overlap, since in the present situation some 'small work' could not be classified as excellent.

    PS Not a native speaker
    Thank you, ymnisky. It sounded the same way for me too but I wanted confirmation.

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