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Don Bates

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June 8, 2013

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Worst Case or Worse Case

  • June 8, 2013, 4:01pm

I meant to write:

Worst case, we'll get arrested and put in jail.
What's the worst that can happen?
At worst, we'll have to find another job.
In the worst-case scenario, the company gets sold to its long-time competitor.
Think of the parallel construction: good, better, best, i.e., bad, worse, worst.
When you use worst-case scenario, maybe you only need worst case.

Worst Case or Worse Case

  • June 8, 2013, 3:55pm

Worst case, we'll get arrested and put in jail.
What's the worst that can happen?
At worst, we'll have to find another job