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Vocabulary: increasing or decreasing...
After studying how to express QUANTITIES, it may be necessary to revise the
variations of these quantities and the terms used to be precise when speaking...
Will prices increase, or decrease? Here, the value of the $ is soaring
|To increase by/ to raise by|
|To increase by/ to rise by/ to go up by|
|A 5% increase in capital/ price|
Decreasing the costs... Increasing the revenues... Increase of job offers...
To reduce something by/ to bring sth down by/ To cut sth by
|To reduce by/ to decrease by|
To diminish by/ to decrease by/ To fall by/ to drop by
|a reduction in expenses/ a cut in expenses|
a decrease in supplies/ a diminution in supplies
|A lack of / a scarcity of/ A shortage of/ **|
|To lack something|
|I am 5 points short|
|rare/ scarce (food, labour)/ sparse (vegetation)|
|rarely/ seldom/ scarcely/ barely/|
** WHAT CAN WE LACK?? So many different things!
(To lack something. To have a lack of something)
|Lack of motivation||Lack of clarity|
|Lack of experience||Lack of housing|
|Lack of money||Lack of education|
BUT THERE CAN BE EXCESS TOO...
|A surplus of (noun) / surplus (adjective)|
|an excess of|
|an abundance of (noun)/ plentiful/ abundant (adjectives)|
|abundant food / food in plenty|
|A profusion of => in profusion|
|a multitude of|
An empty room A full basket/ an empty basket
|Empty/ To empty|
|Full/ To fill|
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