Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) (very) large or significant, sth of consequence
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(a) considerable amount/growth/increase
'Considerable' is an adjective that usually refers to the amount of something. If something is considerable in size it usually means it is big or notable. You might have a 'considerable amount' of money or materials, or 'considerable costs' to cover. Often it has a negative connotation but not always. This is an adjective that can be used in social or professional contexts but usually in more formal situations.
Social Examples (Basic)
There wasa considerable amountof cleaning to do for the day.
My aunt had aged considerablysince the last time I saw her.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We have considerably increased our output following the upgrade to our systems. It proved to be a great investment.
I think you'll find, if you look at the figures for this quarter, that there has been considerable growth in sales.
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