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    #1

    the swelling of the pockets

    The second reason is the swelling of their wallets, which enables people to afford tourist expenses.

    This sentence is meant to express the growth of people's income. Is there a more natural expression to replace it?

    Thanks for your help!

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    #2

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    You've answered your own question: the growth of people's income.

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    #3

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    Your title was "the swelling of the pockets" and your thread was about "the swelling of their wallets". Did you have a question about the "pockets" phrase too?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    Sorry, I just made a hasty mistake. It was supposed to be "the swelling of the wallets". Is it a natural expression?

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    #5

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Sorry, I just made a hasty mistake. It was supposed to be "the swelling of the wallets". Is it a natural expression?
    Not really, no.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    Thanks! Then I just write "the growth of people's income". That should be ok, isn't it?

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    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    That's OK- you could use incomes.

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    #8

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    not a teacher

    How about:

    growth of people's income - growing affluence

    afford tourist expenses - afford to spend on tourism

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    #9

    Re: the swelling of the pockets

    Or just "rising incomes" -- we know it must be people's incomes, as most animals and plants can't be thought of has having an income, and context makes it less likely national incomes or other aggregates aren't the subject of the sentence.

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