Question : how to correctly say "macro economy changes in a few percentage points can impact people a lot "

I want to express that macro economy growth changes every year(usually in two continuous years the changes are samll like 1-3%), but this small changes in number can have big impacts on people's life. There are a few questions I am not sure:

  1. is this part "macro eonomy changes in a few percentage points" OK? I feel there might be a much simple way to express this;
  2. is the usage "impact people" correct? what's the usual way to say this?
  • It's macro economic changes, by the way.
    – Lambie
    Sep 29, 2022 at 19:25

1 Answer 1


"in a few percentage points" is not correct. You may use:

of a few percentage points


in the range of a few percentage points

or you can also drop the mentioning of percentages and use expressions like relatively small, seemingly insignificant or similar. If i understand you correctly you want to stress the seemingly contradictory nature of "small change - big influence" rather than some exact percentage points. Therefore you could forego mentioning these percentages altogether.

impact people is generally OK, although I would replace "people" with "(the) population". You don't talk about singular identifiable persons here, but about - rather anonymous - citizens of a nation or the like.

  • Got it, Bakunin. I really appreicate your help, my friend!!!
    – Dada
    Sep 29, 2022 at 8:04

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