part / portion

  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    "Part" might refer to what takes the most time or effort in production in that context while "portion" might refer to "share" or percentage.

    You have still not provided a complete sentence, as_99. That would help to determine whether they both fit or not.


    Senior Member
    "A big portion of the lead time in your order is found in the office functions"

    is "portion" correct or has to be replaced with part?


    Senior Member
    American English
    My recommendations:
    A big part of the lead time of your order is in the office functions.
    Would you like a small or large portion of oatmeal for breakfast?
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