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    #1

    "how far" and "to what extent"


    How far it is going to get worse before it starts to get better?

    To what extent it is going to get worse before it starts to get better?



    Hi,
    Are both sentences fine and convey the same idea, please?
    Thanks

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    Re: "how far" and "to what extent"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Both sentences are wrong but the second was closer to being correct.

    How much worse is it going to get before it starts to get better?

    To what extent is it going to get worse before it starts to get better?
    Thanks
    "is it" is correct question grammar.
    "it is" is not (correct) question grammar.

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    Re: "how far" and "to what extent"

    Thanks!

    I think I didn't choose the right sentences. How about these, please?

    How far do I have to go to make you happy?

    To what extent do I have to go to make you happy?


    I wonder if they are fine and identical in meaning, please.

    Thanks again.


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    Re: "how far" and "to what extent"

    Both are grammatical and mean the same.

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