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    A question about dstiributive singular/plural

    If I want to say that a fixed gross margin rate is necessary to a group of spare parts, another fixed gross margin rate to a different group of spare parts, etc. Is it okay to say like this?

    "The introduction of a fixed gross margin rate is necessary to each group of spare parts."

    I'm afraid that the above might mean that a single gross marging rate is applied to all the groups.
    I want to say that all the groups are different in gross margin rate.

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    Re: A question about dstiributive singular/plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    If I want to say that a fixed gross margin rate is necessary to a group of spare parts, another fixed gross margin rate to a different group of spare parts, etc. Is it okay to say like this?

    "The introduction of a fixed gross margin rate is necessary to each group of spare parts."

    I'm afraid that the above might mean that a single gross marging rate is applied to all the groups.
    I want to say that all the groups are different in gross margin rate.
    How about something like this?

    Each group of spare parts must/should show its fixed gross margin rate.
    or
    The fixed gross margin rate must be shown beside each group of spare parts.

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