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    How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    Hello all,

    Actually last week we did not meet our sales target. So now I would like to ask my co-worker by by how many orders we fell short?

    Could anyone please let me which would be the right one?

    1) How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?
    2) How many more orders if we had closed, so that we could have met our target?
    3) How many more orders if we had closed, so that we would have met our target?

    I am trying to guess it more with if clause.
    All three seem right to me, but not sure again.

    Many thanks.
    Last edited by farhankhan2007; 05-May-2017 at 23:54.

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    #2

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    Perhaps:

    How many more orders did we need to close to make our sales target?

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    #3

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    ne?

    1) How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?
    That's OK, as is

    How many more deals would have been required for us to meet the target.


    I prefer would have been to were. It makes it clear that we are talking of hypothetically.

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    #4

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    How far short were we?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    Thankyou Piscean.
    Would you mark statement number two and three as incorrect or ungrammatical or maybe not natural?

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    #6

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    2 and 3 are incorrect and ungrammatical.

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    #7

    Re: How many more deals were required for us to meet the target?

    By how many orders did we fall short of the sales target?

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