Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) large or significant
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    • a sizeable amount/risk
  • Analysis
    'Sizeable' is an adjective often used formerly meaning a large amount. If you have a 'sizeable income', for example, it means you have a large or considerable income. You could have a sizeable home, a sizeable amount of something or talk about a sizeable area. This is a formal expression more often used in professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When Tom's Grandmother died, she left him a sizeable amount of money in her will.
    2. The Property Developer was interested in purchasing a sizeable amount of land to build houses on.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The Insurance company might not give me a quote. They said it was a sizeable risk.
    2. Launching a new product so late in the season was a sizeable risk, but it was worth taking.
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