## What does "slow down in order" mean exactly?

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tearsinrain
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### What does "slow down in order" mean exactly?

First of all, new to the forum, and hello everyone!
So what confuses me lately is "slow down in order". I'm not sure what it means:
a. The number of orders of a company will fall instead of increasing. The total number of orders that the company has will shrink.
b. The number of orders will continue to rise but at a slower speed.
Which one of these 2 options is the real meaning of "slowdown in order"?

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### Re: What does "slow down in order" mean exactly?

tearsinrain wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:23 am
First of all, new to the forum, and hello everyone!
So what confuses me lately is "slow down in order". I'm not sure what it means:
a. The number of orders of a company will fall instead of increasing. The total number of orders that the company has will shrink.
b. The number of orders will continue to rise but at a slower speed.
Which one of these 2 options is the real meaning of "slowdown in order"?
Do you mean “a slowdown in orders”? (Plural, with s)

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tearsinrain
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### Re: What does "slow down in order" means exactly?

Joe wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:45 am
tearsinrain wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:23 am
First of all, new to the forum, and hello everyone!
So what confuses me lately is "slow down in order". I'm not sure what it means:
a. The number of orders of a company will fall instead of increasing. The total number of orders that the company has will shrink.
b. The number of orders will continue to rise but at a slower speed.
Which one of these 2 options is the real meaning of "slowdown in order"?
Do you mean “a slowdown in orders”? (Plural, with s)

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### Re: What does "slow down in order" means exactly?

I am also looking for this query thanks for asking

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### Re: What does "slow down in order" mean exactly?

"Slow down in order" has no meaning. Bad grammar.

A slowdown in the number of orders being received means that the number of orders being received is slowing down, getting less and less. So it should be "a slowdown in orders".