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    Are they synonymous?

    Hello everyone,

    Are Extensively speaking, and speaking more generall synonymous?


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    Re: Are they synonymous?

    Lacking context, no - they are not synonymous.

    Extensively speaking = speaking on a wide basis

    Speaking generally = speaking without a specific focus.

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    Re: Are they synonymous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Lacking context, no - they are not synonymous.

    Extensively speaking = speaking on a wide basis

    Speaking generally = speaking without a specific focus.
    Can you give me two examples to define the differences?

    The meaning is taken from my textbook? In the context, which one do you think is better?

    ...And we look for drugs that are highly potent and highly specific and that are oral and once-a-day -- and therefore easy to use. Innovation has been the hallmark of Merck's success in the past, and we know that it will continue to be the driving force behind our success in the future. Speaking more generally, innovation has emerged as a theme for the new century....

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