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  1. LLKINC
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    Correction, please

    I was on the phone with a customer and a co-worker overheard what I had said and chastised me for incorrect grammar.

    What the co-worker heard me say to the customer was, "We are a smaller company."

    This was in reference to our company being smaller than larger companies she was comparing our service to.

    Was this incorrect of me to say? Should I have just said that we are a small company?

    Thank you,
    Lori

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    Re: Correction, please

    Quote Originally Posted by LLKINC
    I was on the phone with a customer and a co-worker overheard what I had said and chastised me for incorrect grammar.

    What the co-worker heard me say to the customer was, "We are a smaller company."

    This was in reference to our company being smaller than larger companies she was comparing our service to.

    Was this incorrect of me to say? Should I have just said that we are a small company?

    Thank you,
    Lori
    I think it's perfectly fine. Especially if there was a reference to a larger company. By comparison to the other bigger firm, yours is simply smaller in size. I don't see anything wrong with it. I have a feeling your co-worker should start tapping the converstaions next time so he might have a better idea what's being said by both sides.

  3. LLKINC
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    Re: Correction, please

    So, if I were to say, "We are a smaller company." and left it that as a statement without any comparison, it would be incorrect?

    'Sounds trivial, but I certainly don't want to sound ignorant.

    Thank you for your help,
    Lori

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    Re: Correction, please

    Quote Originally Posted by LLKINC
    So, if I were to say, "We are a smaller company." and left it that as a statement without any comparison, it would be incorrect?

    'Sounds trivial, but I certainly don't want to sound ignorant.

    Thank you for your help,
    Lori
    Well, it's definitely used a lot...comparison or not. By saying "smaller" you sort of want to let the other person know right off the bat that you are not a big company( if that's what you think they might think)...it's like kind of a way to dispell any misunderstanding. It doesn't necessarily mean that you are a small company. You might be but the way I would understand it is that you are lesser in size and you want them to know that.
    Yes, I would think it's totally correct.

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    Re: Correction, please

    I would like to know from others if they feel the same way about it...

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