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    At the extreme end of the scale.

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm a little bit confused: "At the extreme end of the scale there is the aristocratic "stately home" set in acres of garden."
    What the bold phrase means? Could you interpret in other words this phrase? I can show a full context if you need in it.

    Nickle.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: At the extreme end of the scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I'm a little bit confused: "At the extreme end of the scale there is the aristocratic "stately home" set in acres of garden."
    What the bold phrase means? Could you interpret in other words this phrase? I can show a full context if you need in it.

    Nickle.
    A scale is a way of measuring something. For example, a balance scale is used to weight things. A scale can measure more than weight. A scale can also measure distance, or, about anything else. As far as homes go, on one end of the scale might be an old house which is about to fall down. At the other end, the extreme end, (the extreme end being as far as the scale goes) are mansions, or stately homes. Think of a ruler which is used to measure distance. On one end is zero and on the other end is 12. A small house may be located at three or four on this scale and a stately home may be at 12.

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    Re: At the extreme end of the scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I'm a little bit confused: "At the extreme end of the scale there is the aristocratic "stately home" set in acres of garden."
    What the bold phrase means? Could you interpret in other words this phrase? I can show a full context if you need in it.

    Nickle.
    Context always helps. This writer appears to be talking about different types of homes, possibly from a small bungalow to the one described. If the homes were put on a scale of size or elegance, the described home would be right at the top of the scale.

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