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    Default Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation

    Hi,

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    Should I say "In or under" ?

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    Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation, houses will be more expensive and living standard will be lower.


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    Default Re: Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:

    Should I say "In or under" ?

    Sentence:
    Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation, houses will be more expensive and living standard will be lower.


    thanks
    I would say "In times of higher inflation, houses are more expensive and the standard of living is lower."

    "Under the circumstances..." is usually followed by a statement of something someone is willing to do because of those circumstances.

    You have no money. Under the circumstances, I will give you a free meal.

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    Default Re: Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation

    But, if you are going to use the expression, both 'in' and 'under' are acceptable.

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    Default Re: Under/In the circumstance of higher inflation

    I prefer 'in.'

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