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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2009 03:48 am
Shall I use "X company always occupied the first position."to descibe that X company was always the NO.1 in its field, or what else can I say?

And "the first position" or "first poisiton" only?



Thanks.
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2009 04:25 am
@jinmin1988,
jinmin1988 wrote:

Shall I use "X company always occupied the first position."to descibe that X company was always the NO.1 in its field, or what else can I say?

And "the first position" or "first poisiton" only?



Thanks.



Although some might disagree (and they probably will), I think first position sounds like a ballet move. The more commonly used term is first place (without the "the"). You could also say that the company is the industry leader.
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