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Can I use "shortage" instead of "material in short supply". For example, "The other two shortages will be pulled in next Monday", I mean the other two items in short supply now will arrive next Monday. Thanks in advance.

  • Can you provide more context? As of now, your sentence looks incomplete. When you use "shortage", it isn't clear what is in shortage. – CinCout Dec 20 '18 at 13:02
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    I have not come across the expression pulled in in that context although I've seen frequent reference to making up a shortage. – Ronald Sole Dec 20 '18 at 13:54
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When you say "shortage" you are depending on the context to clarify what you mean. Generally a shortage is a lack of something, not the thing that is lacking. Since there is a simple alternative "items in short supply", I would use that alternative.

  • Thanks. Do you have other way of indicating the thing lacking? – sinbadsuuny Dec 20 '18 at 14:06

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