extended, extensive

Which should you use, extended or extensive? The adjective extended may mean made larger, or long or longer than usual. The adjective extensive means covering or affecting a large area.

Incorrect: She has just been released from an extensive stay at the hospital.
Correct: She has just been released from an extended stay at the hospital.
Incorrect: He has made extended repairs to his house.
Correct: He has made extensive repairs to his house.

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