leading market drier

English translation: A possible case of a missing "v" ?

05:07 Sep 15, 2006
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Marketing / Market Research
English term or phrase: leading market drier
"Developing regions are not only growing faster, but exceeding expectations," said Loren Loverde, director of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, in a statement. "Although this is an important development trend, it's also the case that the bulk of portable PC adoption " the leading market drier " remains concentrated in the more mature markets."

This sentence makes perfect sense to me if I omit "leading market drier."
Can anyone clue me in to what this means? Thanks in advance :-)
KathyT
Australia
Local time: 07:49
Selected answer:A possible case of a missing "v" ?
Explanation:
Hi Kathy.
Do you think the author meant to say "market driVer"?



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Note added at 21 mins (2006-09-15 05:29:07 GMT)
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Those quotations around "the leading market dri(v)er"
also may supposed to have been dashes, or commas.
Selected response from:

Joe L
United States
Local time: 15:49
Grading comment
Thanks, Joe. :-)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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Joe L


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A possible case of a missing "v" ?


Explanation:
Hi Kathy.
Do you think the author meant to say "market driVer"?



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Note added at 21 mins (2006-09-15 05:29:07 GMT)
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Those quotations around "the leading market dri(v)er"
also may supposed to have been dashes, or commas.

Joe L
United States
Local time: 15:49
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, Joe. :-)
Notes to answerer
Asker: D'OH! (Smacks hand on forehead!) That's gotta be it!


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agree  tazdog (X): my first thought, too
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agree  Kirill Semenov
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agree  Erich Eko: Yep. That must be it.
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agree  LJC
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agree  Dave Calderhead: Looks right
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agree  R-i-c-h-a-r-d
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agree  Jairo Contreras-López
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agree  Alfa Trans (X)
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