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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > low or small salary?!    

low or small salary?!


low or small salary?!
help please
which is more appropriate? 

13 Mar 2012      

sarrah mohammed

low salary 

13 Mar 2012     


LOW salary is correct and it will fit in a SMALL wallet....Clown

13 Mar 2012     

United Kingdom

Either is correct. I have no idea why anyone should think there ´s something wrong with collocating ´small ´ with ´salary ´. ´Low salary ´ certainly gets more hits on Google and slightly more entries in the British National Corpus (BNC) but, interestingly, has fewer entries in COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English). 

Obviously the context is important, since ´small salary ´ could also refer to a nominal sum, a modest retainer etc.

13 Mar 2012     


On a more everyday note - regardless of grammar, BOTH are depressing.... and therefore WRONGWink

13 Mar 2012     

United Kingdom

almaz is right  and also anitarobi, of course.

13 Mar 2012     


thanx all

14 Mar 2012