in some places / to a lesser extent (used) also for drinking

Leafka

Senior Member
Polish
Hi,

The sentence below is my own, and concerns the ways of using water in a river that has been polluted:

The river water is mostly used for irrigation, but in some places / to a lesser extent also for drinking.

The 'in some places' seems rather vague (what kind of places?); is it easy to understand that some people / communities use the water for drinking, but using it for irrigation purposes is much more common? If it is too vague, does 'to a lesser extend' look better?
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    "In some places" means in some locations along the river, while "to a lesser extent" implies all along the river. They're not interchangeable.
     
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