in terms of : Common Errors in English

About in terms of

Originally this expression was used to explain precise quantifiable relationships: “We prefer to measure our football team’s success in terms of the number of fans attending rather than the number of games won.” But it has for a long time now been greatly overused in all kinds of vague ways, often clumsily.Here are some awkward uses followed by recommended alternatives:“We have to plan soon what to do in terms of Thanksgiving.” (for)“What are we going to do in terms of paying these bills?” (about)“A little chili powder goes a long way in terms of spicing up any dish.” (toward).“What do you like in terms of movies?” (What kind of movies do you like?)

in terms of in News

  • US Dollar index upside capped around 81.00

    FXstreet.com (Edinburgh) - The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index, continues its march... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Forex Market

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