which one is correct? anyone please tell me

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keya mukherji

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which one is correct 'we became successful in a very small time.'
or 'we became successful in a very short time.'
what should be used?? short time or small time??
 

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which one is correct 'we became successful in a very small time.' No.
or 'we became successful in a very short time.' Yes.
what should be used?? short time or small time??

Your second sentence is correct. We refer to time, in this context, as long or short.
 

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which one is correct 'we became successful in a very small time.'
or 'we became successful in a very short time.'
what should be used?? short time or small time??

The second is correct but it is needlessly wordy, especially since you're not saying very much - why not use 'soon'?:

'We soon became successful.'

And you might want to expand on this to make it more concrete (what does 'soon'/'in a very short time' mean, after all?), eg:

'We soon became successful and by the end of 2009 we were posting profits of over US$100,000.'
 
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:shock: Phew! That was a close shave! I just managed to insert the 's' to fix the 'successful' typo - twice! What does that tell you? - in time before I was exposed (which would have been all the more humiliating because I'm a proofreader). :)
 
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