Hi, welcome to yet another episode of the Art of Business English podcast. Today I have another useful lesson for you on how you can talk about degrees of change within your organisation.
As you know, the world is constantly changing, nothing stays the same for long. In order to be able to discuss this change you are going to need some of the expressions that I am sharing with you today.
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OK, let’s dive in a take a look at this week’s episode, “how to talk about degrees of change.”
Twice as much
Double the amount of (uncountable)
We paid twice as much for the raw material than we should have.
Twice as many/to outnumber/exceed by two to one.
Double the number of (countable noun)
There are twice as many female applicants for the job than men.
The number of female applicants exceeds those of men by two to one.
To become worse or inferior in character.
The supply chain situation is set to worsen in the coming months.
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Possibility of bringing down to a smaller size, amount, price, etc.
An increase in raw material costs can lower our profit margins significantly in the near term.
To go over/top
To meet, reach or exceed a set limit.
If oil prices top $150 a barrel it will almost certainly lead to a slow down in economic growth.
To make difficult/hinder
To cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in
Current market conditions are likely to hinder economic growth this year.
To make or get better.
The European central bank has upgraded its economic growth forecast for the coming year.
To advance/pull ahead
To overtake or improve in rank or position
Our investment in innovative ways to do business has allowed us to pull ahead of our competitors.
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