in some way vs. to some extent


Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
Though both you (a tour member) and the bus driver were late, "in some way" or "to some extent", you delayed our tour trip.

Are they both correct and the same? If so, which one is more common in colloquial English? Thank you.
  • jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong

    'To some extent' is the normal usage.

    'In some way' leaves one looking for other reasons for the delay.
    Thank you, Greyfriar.
    Do you mean both of them are correct in my context? However, "in some way" strongly indicates there are other reasons that cause the delay.
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