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  1. Newbie
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    Little sales

    Hello,

    I just entered a fierce argument with a colleague of mine who wrote in an article:
    If we take a look at the annual requirement for this product we see that little sales are expected in 2012.

    I believe that little can not be used in such a sense. I proposed "a small volume of sales".

    (1) Can little be used here?
    (2) If not, what is the best way of putting this?


    Regards,


    Philip

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    Re: Little sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian View Post
    Hello,

    I just entered a fierce argument with a colleague of mine who wrote in an article:
    If we take a look at the annual requirement for this product we see that little sales are expected in 2012.

    I believe that little can not be used in such a sense. I proposed "a small volume of sales".

    (1) Can little be used here?
    (2) If not, what is the best way of putting this?


    Regards,


    Philip
    You are right about "little". I suggest "few sales are expected".

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