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    which one is correct?

    The goods are top urgent
    The shipments are top urgent

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Hi Zoe

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would be happy with either, but I would probably put quote marks around "top urgent", as it basically represents what would be written on an appropriate label(s) prominently displayed on the shipment.

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    The goods are top urgent
    The shipments are top urgent
    I have never seen or heard the expression "top urgent" and I am not aware that there would be degrees of urgency. I would think that an issue or situation would be urgent or not urgent. The expression seems to me to be redundant.

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    Re: which one is correct?

    I've come across it regularly in logistics cases like Zoe's in the Oil & Gas industry.
    For examples (and a lot of unrelated "fluff") see: top urgent - Google Search

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    PS There's even, apparently, a logistics website "top-urgent.com"!

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