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Is there anything wrong with the following sentence?   "The CAB order clearly covers almost all the majority of industries under cost audit." (Please ignore the acronym CAB for teh purpose of feedback)

Sentence Usage edited Nov 09 '12 at 04:28 srinivasan n New member

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Sanjay’s suggestion is good, but changes majority of industries to major industries.  These have two different meanings, so he may or may not have changed your meaning.  One major industry is manufacturing.  But that covers a range of industries, such as automotive, pulp and paper, appliances, and toys. The CAB order may cover the majority of those industries, but not the major industry as a whole. 

 

“Almost all” is “the majority.”  Depending on your meaning, either of the following are correct.

 

The CAB order clearly covers almost all of the major industries under the cost audit.

The CAB order clearly covers the majority of industries under the cost audit.

link comment answered Nov 09 '12 at 05:39 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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"The CAB order clearly covers almost all the major industries under the cost audit." 

link comment answered Nov 09 '12 at 04:29 sanjay Expert

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