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We are eager to seek cooperation with *the giant retailer*. "We are eager to seek cooperation with the giant retailer." Is this sentence correct? I think "the giant retailer" is odd. How about I change it into "the retail giant"? Thanks!
Nov 5, 2019 4:24 PM
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"Retail giant" would sound better. You are correct.
November 5, 2019
It's OK. I googled some business news items and found quite a few using the term 'giant retailer'. You're right that 'retail giant' is more common, but there's there's nothing wrong with referring to a company as a 'giant retailer'. You do have to get the stress right, though. 'Giant' is an adjective here, so the stress has to go on the noun 'retailer'. If you stress 'giant', you're talking about a company that sells giants! 'Giant' is also a make of bicycles - so 'Giant Retailer', with a capital 'G' and the stress on 'Giant', would refer to stores which stock these bikes.
November 5, 2019
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