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    "magnitude' = 'extent'?

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if it was natural to use both words as collocations for a word like 'effect'.

    Would it sound natural to say, '...to see the extent/magnitude of the effects...'? (I feel 'magnitude' does suggest the massiveness while 'extent' might be more neutral.)

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    Re: "magnitude' = 'extent'?

    Both words could work in the right context. The precise meaning of the two words will be determined by context.

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