A replacement for 'copy'?


Please consider this:

Have you any suggestion for another word that can replace ‘copies’? I use it here with meaning ‘one of the many document (of the same kind)’, but it may be mistaken for ‘something that is made to be exactly like another thing (but not the original version)’ because in business we sometimes also have contexts like:

Thank you very much.

I see your problem. I would certainly think you meant copies of the original.

How about using ‘original’ instead?

  • Commercial Invoice (3 originals)

Hi Beeesneees,

You mean you’d understand it as copies and not as originals?

It’s certainly better to use ‘originals’, but that is not clearly stated in the test. Besides, I specifically wonder if we could use copies because it has one meaning as ‘one of many books, magazines, records etc that are all exactly the same’.

As I said, if you use ‘3 copies’ I would take that to mean that the 3 are exact replicas.