I want to use an advanced (not very common word) in this sentence. So I chose to use "entailed". Is it wrong the way I wrote the sentence? If yes, please give a suggestion of another word that would fit in this phrase but it doesn't have to be a mainstream. Like involved, used, etc.

In this presentation, I will explain the different stages entailed in the process of building a new house.

  • It would help if you explained in your own words what the term should mean.
    – fev
    Jul 9 at 12:58
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    I don't understand why you'd want to use less common, more complex phrasing here. Just explain the different stages of [the process of] building a new house (where the process of doesn't really contribute anything either). Jul 9 at 16:37
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    "Entail" has an aspect of things involved being required or necessary. If that is what you meant then it is good. Otherwise, maybe not.
    – puppetsock
    Jul 9 at 18:07
  • @puppetsock yes I mean that all these steps are required and necessary in the process of building a house. You cannot build a house without following them. So I assume i can still use entail right?
    – Jane
    Jul 10 at 6:01

It's rather hard to write any more than just "Yes". As you know, 'entailed' is a quite unusual word, so it would not be understood by those with a low reading level, but has been correctly used.


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