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    When your goal is to have 100 items for this month and you only got say 80. What do you call the difference of 100 & 80, which is 20, in a company's term?

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    Shortfall?

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    Hi Blouen
    I really don't know may find it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/
    try it
    if ever you find it plz tell us we need to know


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Shortfall?
    It seems close but how do I use "shortfall"? I also checked the word "deficit", are they interchangeable?

    Is it right to say, "We have a shortfall of 20%."? or "We have a 20% deficit."

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    We failed to meet our monthly target by a 20% shortfall.

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