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Getaway

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Thai
Hello

I'd like to know if I can replace 'unprecedented' by 'remarkable' in the following context:


As our post-war Baby Boomers turn 65 years old from 2012 onwards, Singapore will certainly experience an unprecedented age shift.
(A sentence taken from a website by Singapore's government)

I know that 'unprecedented' means 'never happened before' (and in some contexts, it may convey 'a large amout of something'?). But in the sentence above, if I want to replace its with one word, can it be 'remarkable'?

Many thanks.
 
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Something that is unprecedented will certainly be remarkable.

    But something that is remarkable may not be unprecedented.

    So you can substitute it, but it will shift the meaning slightly.
     
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