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    saving

    Is there any saving in disk space?
    The saving of disk space is huge when you zip big files.



    Hi,

    I wonder if these questions sound natural, please.

    I'd like to know if the word "saving" can be used this way.

    Thanks.
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    Re: saving

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Is there any saving in disk space?
    The saving of disk space is huge when you zip big files.


    Hi,

    I wonder if these questions sound natural, please.

    I'd like to know if the word "saving" can be used this way.

    Thanks.
    Hi jctgf,

    The very best part of your writing here is how you grab your reader's attention with a pressing question:
    Is there any saving in disk space?
    At the same time, though your meaning is evident, the word saving in your first sentence doesn't sound quite so natural; in the second, it's OK. How about this instead? :
    When saving your files, are you also looking to make the best use of disk space? -Then a file compression utility is just what you need. The saving of disk space is huge when you zip big files.


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    Re: saving

    When saving your files, are you also looking to make the best use of disk space? -Then a file compression utility is just what you need. The saving on disk space is huge when you zip big files.
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    Re: saving

    Thanks a lot.
    Can I say "Is there any saving on/in disk space if I zip this file?"
    It seems to be similar to the second sentence I posted above, but I'm not sure.
    Thanks again.

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    Re: saving

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    When saving your files, are you also looking to make the best use of disk space? -Then a file compression utility is just what you need. The saving of (or on) disk space is huge when you zip big files.
    You say either and I say either, You say neither and I say neither
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    Re: saving

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    Can I say "Is there any saving on/in disk space if I zip this file?"
    It seems to be similar to the second sentence I posted above, but I'm not sure.
    Thanks again.
    Please see Ira's comments above.

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