the overall situation

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ragan

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Can I say this in English?
All in all, however, it became clear that little had changed with regard to the overall situation.
 

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You can but it uses a lot of words to say very little.
 

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"It became clear that little had changed" says the same thing and is less verbose. The chances are that your listener/reader is already aware of what situation you are referring to.
 

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All in all and overall are basically saying the same thing, so removing one would help.
 
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