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    "high in standards"

    Hi,

    I know that we can say "fruit is high in vitamin", so can we say "our company's development is high in standards" ?
    What about "our company's development has high standards"?

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    Re: "high in standards"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    I know that we can say "fruit is high in vitamins", so can we say "our company's development is high in standards" ?
    What about "our company's development has high standards"?

    Thanks!
    No, don't say that.

    I don't know what you mean by "my company's development." You can certainly say that your company has high standards. (Few companies would say that they have low standards.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "high in standards"

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    No, don't say that.

    I don't know what you mean by "my company's development." You can certainly say that your company has high standards. (Few companies would say that they have low standards.)
    Thanks for your reply Barb! So if I rephrase it to "My company is developing with or in high standards". Which one sounds right?

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    Re: "high in standards"

    What do you mean "developing"? I still don't understand.
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    What do you mean "developing"? I still don't understand.
    Oh I thought it was synonomous with "grow", "evolve". Is it not?

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    Re: "high in standards"

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    What do you mean "developing"? I still don't understand.
    Isn't "develop" synonomous with "grow", "evolve"?

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    Re: "high in standards"

    In some cases. In others it can refer to things like "employee development."

    And while a company can have high standards, I don't understand how it grows with high standards. High standards for what?
    Maybe you mean something like this: I work for a growing company with high standards for quality and customer service.
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    Re: "high in standards"

    Now I get it! The English language tends to be more specific.

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