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I was writing a term paper and got myself a bit confused with the use of 'little'/'low'/'big' etc. The sentence is: 'Although in smaller member countries, with fewer seats to distribute, the number of elected candidates per group is little, the size of our two groups is big enough to assure the accuracy of our estimates'

Although I have written it in this way, the sentence just feels somehow incorrect. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you in advance.

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    The number of ... is little sounds wrong. The number can be small, not little, but then you'd repeat small twice which doesn't sound particularly nice either – Armen Ծիրունյան Nov 19 '15 at 11:29
  • How about Although in smaller member countries, with fewer seats to distribute, the number of elected candidates per group is low, the size of our two groups is large enough to assure the accuracy of our estimates? – Mamta D Nov 19 '15 at 11:32
  • @ArmenԾիրունյան indeed, 'little' does sound just wrong, and makes the sentence to sound strange. Thank you for your comment! – Stas Nov 19 '15 at 11:35
  • @MamtaD thank you for the suggestion! I think i will opt for it. – Stas Nov 19 '15 at 11:37
  • The sentence doesn't make sense anyway. It's needs an and or where in there somewhere instead of a comma, or a full stop after little. – 123 Nov 19 '15 at 11:44
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Small would be good but would lead to repetition, which can be avoided by using some other similar words.

To avoid the repetition, you can write it this way:

Although in smaller member countries, with fewer seats to distribute, the number of elected candidates per group is low, the size of our two groups is large enough to assure the accuracy of our estimates?

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