Common mistake some/certain extend (extent)

Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Writing in English can be challenging, especially when it comes to grammar. Even native speakers make mistakes from time to time. To help you improve your writing skills, let's take a closer look at some common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them.

Mistake 1: Some/Certain Extend (Extent)

Using "some" or "certain" in place of "extent" is a common error. "Extent" is a noun that refers to the degree or scope of something. On the other hand, "extend" is a verb that means to make something longer or broader.

Incorrect: The damage was done to some extend.

Correct: The damage was done to some extent.

Incorrect: She is certain extend talented.

Correct: She is certain extent talented.

Remember, "extent" is used to describe the level or amount of something, while "extend" is used when you want to make something longer or broader.

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some/certain extend (extent) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Yes it is, to a certain extend.

    Yes it is, to a certain extent.

  • Incorrect:
    To the extend permitted by law

    To the extent permitted by law

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