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    The number of restaurant in the city is disproportionate/not proportional to the size

    1) The number of restaurant in the city is disproportionate/ not proportional to the population size.

    2) The number of restaurant are higher than the number of customers and it causes the customer to scatter/cause the customer to be segmented with each restaurant has less customer.



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    Are the above sentences written correctly? Please advise.

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    Re: The number of restaurant in the city is disproportionate/not proportional to the

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    1) The number of restaurant in the city is disproportionate/ not proportional to the population size.

    2) The number of restaurant are higher than the number of customers and it causes the customer to scatter/cause the customer to be segmented with each restaurant has less customer.



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    Are the above sentences written correctly? Please advise.
    1 is OK as "The number of restaurants is disproportionate to the size of the population" although that doesn't tell you whether there are too many or too few restaurants.
    2 is messy, overly wordy and not natural at all. Neither "scatter" nor "to be segmented" work here (the latter doesn't really work anywhere).

    I would go with something simple like:

    - There are more restaurants than necessary given the size of the population.
    - The city has more restaurants than necessary.
    - The city has too many restaurants and they suffer from a lack of customers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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