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    #1

    convenient in terms of availability

    Hello

    Is it a correct collocation to say "convenient in terms of availability"?

    Organic food is not convenient in terms of availability.

    The mass transit system in this city is not convenient in terms of availability.

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    #2

    Re: convenient in terms of availability

    With the example about food, it's understandable but it's not natural.

    Organic food is not readily available.

    With the example about public transport, it doesn't work at all. Can you think of a different way of expressing it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: convenient in terms of availability

    I wouldn't think food itself as being convenient in any sense. But I have no problem with transit systems as being convenient (or not) in terms of being available.

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    #4

    Re: convenient in terms of availability

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    With the example about food, it's understandable but it's not natural.

    Organic food is not readily available.

    With the example about public transport, it doesn't work at all. Can you think of a different way of expressing it?
    Maybe I could say mass transit system is not available in different parts of the city.

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    #5

    Re: convenient in terms of availability

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Maybe I could say mass transit system is not available in different parts of the city.

    You could say, "mass transit is not available...…" or "a mass transit system is not available.....".

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    #6

    Re: convenient in terms of availability

    With a mass transit system, I think it is "convenient but not very accessible" in the sense that the network coverage is inadequate.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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