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Nov 21 2017   4:59PM GMT

Extent vs. extant

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Which is correct?

interrobang The complexity of replacing some legacy systems with new desktops depends on the antiquity of the systems that are still _______.
a. extant
b. extent

Answer: a.

Extant means “still existing.” Extent refers to the degree of something. The words aren’t related.

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