Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(rate/pace) of

rate ofpace of
Meaning(s)
1) the speed at which something takes place
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    • rate/pace of change/growth/acceleration
  • Analysis
     The rate or pace of something refers to the speed at which it happens or occurs. You can talk about the rate at which someone speaks or the rate of change in a company or the economy for example. You might say someone walks at a fast or slow pace, or talk about the pace of change or pace of growth in the market.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The rate of change in the technology sector has slowed down considerably over the last 5 years.
    2. The pace of change in society is sometimes hard to keep up with.
    3. The rate of growth in the food industry has rapidly increased since sugar and fat taxes were introduced.
    4. We're enjoying a much more relaxed pace of life since we started working from home.
    5. The new electric car had an increased rate of acceleration. It could go from 0-60mph in 5 seconds!
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