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    Question 'It is still very early times' - correct?

    Hello,

    I have come across this usage a couple of times in one day and for some reason it sounds a bit strange to me, so I wanted to ask if it is correct.

    "It is still very early times, so we cannot comment on it."

    This is referring to some project or possible business opportunity. I know sometimes some usages are not grammatically correct, but are widely used colloquially. Is this the case here?

    Thank you

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    Re: 'It is still very early times' - correct?

    It would work better without "times".

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    Re: 'It is still very early times' - correct?

    Thank you MikeNewYork. One of the persons using this phrase is supposedly a Google spokesperson and the other one writes about science and technology in the Economic Times (which is a respectable newspaper in India). I am somewhat disappointed that the PR people and the writers/editors in newspapers don't use better English because I (like many other learners) look to these publications for improving my English.

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    Re: 'It is still very early times' - correct?

    In BrE, we use "It's still early days ..." when we mean that something is in the early stages.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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