"in parts of Africa" vs "in some parts of Africa"

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ottaviocr

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UK
Italian
Is there a semantic difference between the following sentences:

"Malaria is still a big problem, especially in parts of Africa"

"Malaria is still a big problem, especially in some parts of Africa"

Thanks.
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    Not really. "Some parts" might suggest they are smaller in extent than "parts", but the distinction (it it exists) is slight. What "some" does do, however, is help draw attention to the fact that it isn't "all", that in other parts of Africa, malaria isn't a big problem.
     
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