Cut down costs of preserving sth, is that correct? I was talking about investing in heritage. Thanks
Dec 9, 2016 6:59 PM
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It’s possible that Tony understands this better than I do, but I have to say that I don’t agree with him regarding “cut down” vs “bring down”. I’m not a native speaker and could be wrong, but this is my opinion: I consider “cut down”, “bring down” and “reduce” synonyms in this context. None of these words say anything about the speed of the reduction. If one wants to show that the costs are reduced gradually, then one must state it explicitly, by using “gradually” for instance.
December 9, 2016
You could say that but "cut down" is more commonly used for slashing expenses abruptly, as in business. In your case, I think "bring down the costs of preserving ..." is better. It means a more gradual action of lowering the costs.
December 9, 2016
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