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If you have a shelf with room for two rows and you put duplicate items in back, would you say:

 

1 - multiples in back of shelves

2 - multiples on back row

3 - multiples behind front row

4 - or something else, and if so, what?

 

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

That's a very interesting, specific question, @ThinkingOutLoud .   I think I would say,  #1,  "multiples in back of shelves."

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

"Duplicates behind front row."

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

You already phrased it in your question:

"duplicates in back row".

 

Multiples means one of many. It doesn't necessarily mean exactly the same as what is also there,  6 towels in different colors are multiple towels.   

 

Duplicate means identically the same as another. 6 towels all in blue are duplicates. 

 

If you mean to label them as similar, they are multiples. If you wish to label them as identical, they are duplicates.

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?


@deepwaterdotter wrote:

"Duplicates behind front row."


This seems the best choice to me.

However, I can't see the need to indicate what's in a second row unless it's different from the front row. Anyone who shops knows additional same items are stocked behind the those in front.

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Great responses! Thanks so much. I've been going back and forth on this but have clarity now. 

 

@occasionalrain Some of the shelves are high/low so things there aren't easily visible and not everyone is thorough when they check for items.

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@deepwaterdotter wrote:

"Duplicates behind front row."


 

Ding, ding, ding.... We have a winner!

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

Extras in the back.



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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

 

 

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Re: How Would You Phrase This?

At work, I file paperwork to the back of each folder so possibly you could say --new stock is stored behind current stock.