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I want to shorten this phrase: for the case where X is small
Should I say: for small X or for X small? or what else would you suggest?
I think for small X is correct but maybe for X small is ok also.
Honestly, I think we need to see the full sentence.
For example, you wouldn't talk about small velocities, but low velocities (nor would you talk about large velocities, but high velocities).
It really does matter what X is.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.