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    pls help me explain the meaning of ''scale'' in the following sentence:
    ''trees give scale to the building''


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    Re: phrase

    Welcome to the forum.

    In this context, to "give scale" means that on an architectural design, something is drawn beside the image to give an impression of the relative size.

    For instance, If you want to show how big an elephant is, you will draw the elephant with a man standing beside it, which will give the scale.

    In this image: the tin of baked beans gives the scale for the package alongside it.

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