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Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :)



 
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Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :) #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:44 am   Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :)
 

Hi

I don’t pretend to get a general rule for using ‘larger’ or ‘bigger’ with ALL/ANY English uncountable noun(s)… :)

Just a particular case.

Which one would you use (if needed :)): larger temptation or bigger temptation
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Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :) #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:29 am   Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :)
 

Hi Tamara

Both are acceptable and I have heard people use both. Personally I would prefer bigger temptation.
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Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :) #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:51 am   Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :)
 

Hi

I think we can also say stronger temptation, bigger temptation and greater temptation.

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Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :) #4 (permalink) Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:54 am   Larger temptation vs bigger temptation :)
 

Hi,

Although 'big' and 'large' both refer to size, 'large' often has the idea of breadth as well. With that in mind I would plump for 'bigger temptation' . You can get a feel for the idea of 'large' in its adverb form 'largely' as in: As the government had a huge majority within parliament, the views of the smaller parties were largely (to a great extent) ignored.

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