extend vs extent : Common Errors in English

About extend vs extent

People often write “to a great extend” or “to a lesser extend.” “Extend” is a verb only, and should not be used as a noun. It’s “to a great extent,” and “to a lesser extent.”

extend Meaning(s)

  • (v) extend in scope or range or area
  • (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • (v) span an interval of distance, space or time
  • (v) make available; provide
  • (v) thrust or extend out
  • (v) reach outward in space
  • (v) offer verbally
  • (v) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
  • (v) expand the influence of
  • (v) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
  • (v) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  • (v) cause to move at full gallop
  • (v) open or straighten out; unbend
  • (v) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
  • (v) prolong the time allowed for payment of
  • (v) continue or extend
  • (v) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

extent Meaning(s)

  • (n) the point or degree to which something extends
  • (n) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

extend in News

  1. Japan stocks extend yen-fueled selling; Nikkei Average down 1.8%

    Japan stocks extend yen-fueled selling; Nikkei Average down 1.8%
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Market Watch

  2. Report: Sharks extend coach McLellan's contract

    Report: Sharks extend coach McLellan's contract
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  3. Vietnam Plans to Extend Stock Trading Hours to Boost Liquidity

    Vietnam’s two main stock exchanges will extend trading hours to help boost liquidity and lure investors to a market that’s 13 times smaller than Singapore’s.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

extent in News

  1. Connect with us

    To a certain extent, local resident Troy Youngren can relate to professional golfers preparing for this year’s U.S. Open.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Montrose Daily Press

  2. Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:00 am

    To a certain extent, local resident Troy Youngren can relate to professional golfers preparing for this year’s U.S. Open. (BPT) - With Father’s Day right around the corner, give Dad a break from his “to do” list by taking care of the easier DIY tasks for him.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Montrose Daily Press

  3. McConnell wants Snowden prosecuted 'to fullest extent of law'

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. McConnell Read more...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Hill

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