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    high/big probability

    The difference between big,high,great keeps confusing me.
    Could you please help me find out

    Big/high/great probability.
    Bigger/higher/greater probability
    Bigger/higher/greater number.


    I would like to thank you in advance for your help.

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    Alex.

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    Re: high/big probability

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    The difference between big,high,great keeps confusing me.
    Could you please help me find out

    Big/high/great probability.
    Bigger/higher/greater probability
    Bigger/higher/greater number.


    I would like to thank you in advance for your help.

    Best Regards
    Alex.
    Please give us some examples of sentences where you have some confusion. It's impossible to give a set of rules about these words, as it will always depend on the context.

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    #3

    Re: high/big probability

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    The difference between big,high,great keeps confusing me.
    Could you please help me find out

    Big/high/great probability.
    Bigger/higher/greater probability
    Bigger/higher/greater number.


    I would like to thank you in advance for your help.

    Best Regards
    Alex.
    'Big' is generally a child's word. Avoid it in writing, especially academic. Use 'large' instead - it means exactly the same.
    "A high probability" is best.
    "A great probability" is good.
    "A large probability" is acceptable.
    "A larger/greater number"

    PS: I also agree with the above post, now that I see it.

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