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    ''on par''

    "Our Canadian sales are on par with 2007 and may even surpass it by the time we finish."

    Hi,
    I wonder if "on par" means "at the same level" and if this expression can be used informally, like in "Olga's and Cristina's English are on par!", please.
    I also would like to know if there's a better and more popular expression to convey this idea please.
    Thanks!

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    Re: ''on par''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Our Canadian sales are on par with 2007 and may even surpass it by the time we finish."

    Hi,
    I wonder if "on par" means "at the same level" and if this expression can be used informally, like in "Olga's and Cristina's English are on par!", please.
    I also would like to know if there's a better and more popular expression to convey this idea please.
    Thanks!
    It's more common to say:
    "Olga's and Cristina's English are on a par!"
    "Olga's English is on par with Cristina's!"

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    Re: ''on par''

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi jctgf,

    on a par with = as good as, equal to, as in

    “This violinist may be an amateur but he's on a par with professional orchestral players. “

    “What this means for German society as a whole became clear to me when I read that the wealthiest Germans are not the blue-blooded Hohenzollerns or the Thurn and Taxis family, but the Albrecht brothers who, with 32 billion euros in their coffers are on a par with Bill Gates and the heirs of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart.”

    “The abduction of Hanns-Martin Schleyer, President of the German employers association, which lasted one and a half months, and which ended with his murder, the so-called German Autumn, can certainly not be put on a par with such major historical events as the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.”

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    V.

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