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    revising of one sentence 5

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your high appreciated opinion concerning the putting in use of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    A good rule of thumb in renovation projects is to budget twice as much as you think you need.

    rule of thumb refers to shortcuts to solutions to new problems that resemble problems previously solved by experienced workers.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: revising of one sentence 5

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your high appreciated opinion concerning the putting in use of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    A good rule of thumb in renovation projects is to budget twice as much as you think you need.

    rule of thumb refers to shortcuts to solutions to new problems that resemble problems previously solved by experienced workers. Not at all.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Rule of thumb is a general principle that can be followed in certain situations that don't necessarily require accuracy. Given this definition, the phrase is used correctly in your example.

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