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    where the others stood.

    Each rep knew where the others stood. What would be their reactions when they found out Mary made her quota this way? And what if everyone did this? What would be the impact on the company, other sales people, and other schools that would want the same special consideration? And what good is a customer who next time around expects the same deal?

    1. Does "where the others stood" mean others' position?
    2. Does this doubt the usefulness of the next customer who will affect the company?
    what good is a customer who next time around expects the same deal?

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    Re: where the others stood.

    Hello, keannu.
    To answer your second question, we'll need this previous thread of yours: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-sales-revenue
    Dave's reply is helpful.

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    Re: where the others stood.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1. Does "where the others stood" mean others' position?
    Yes, I think so, in the sense of their views on the matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    2. Does this doubt the usefulness of the next customer who will affect the company?
    what good is a customer who next time around expects the same deal?
    As tzfujimino pointed out, this refers back to your other posting, where the subject of the work is talking about making a $1,000 donation to the school so that it can buy materials. The narrator is making the comment that, as she has donated $1,000 to the school once, it would expect the same treatment the next time she tried to get them to buy anything.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 13-Aug-2015 at 11:16. Reason: Clarity.

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