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    Hanka is offline Senior Member
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    reserve

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether it is possible to say:

    The factors were met with a great reserve in comparison to the plan. (meaning that the plan was exceeded by a large margin).
    Or should I say the factors were met by a large margin in comparison to the plan?

    Or is there a better way to express this?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: reserve

    Of the two, the second would seem to express it better.

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    Re: reserve

    Agreed. 'Reserve' usually refers to something not done/spent: 'We plan to spend 1M, but if necessary there is a reserve of $400,000'. So in relation to a plan exceeded I'd expect the word 'margin'.

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