Yes, it's better. But sometimes you're in a middle of a sentence and you just need to have some other options in hand and 'in terms of ...' as you said, comes in handy.Thomas Tompion said:Why not say simply that the houses become more luxurious?
Why? I thought you said you're not happy with the increasing use of 'in terms of', right? I understand this but sometimes you're midway through a sentence and you can't change the words you've just said. In this situation, 'in terms of' can help you. Is my conclusion wrong?But I said nothing of the kind.
Thanks for your reply, suzi.The conclusion is all yours. Thomas said nothing about "being midway through a sentence" etc.
He said it is being increasingly used, but he doesn't like it. He would not use a phrase like "comes in handy" for something he doesn't like.
Sorry, I was skimming through, which is a fault of mine.I'm really sorry if my English falls short of your expectations.
Your English does not, at all, fall short. I am always impressed by what you DO understand.Thanks for your reply, suzi.
My English is not good and I think that caused a misunderstanding here. I know he said he doesn't like it.
I'm really sorry if my English falls short of your expectations.