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    my question again!

    Hello teachers. Thank you for your answers on my previous question! :D I have a new question to ask--please help me out on the following:

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    A newspaper story about a town meeting voting to raise the salary of its police chief to $10,000 in hopes of filling the vacant positon prompted Arena to apply for the job even before he knew where that town was.


    1. The "salary" here means yearly basis or monthly basis? So if he, Arena, who is a Massachusetts state trooper, is getting paid, for example, $5,000 a month, his salary per month woul be $10,000? OR Does this mean if he's getting paid $50,000 a year right now, his salary per year would increase BY $10,000 which means he'll be receiving $60,000 a year?

    Thank you for your kind help as always.

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    Re: my question again!

    Quote Originally Posted by catie1
    Hello teachers. Thank you for your answers on my previous question! :D I have a new question to ask--please help me out on the following:

    Context:
    A newspaper story about a town meeting voting to raise the salary of its police chief to $10,000 in hopes of filling the vacant positon prompted Arena to apply for the job even before he knew where that town was.


    1. The "salary" here means yearly basis or monthly basis? So if he, Arena, who is a Massachusetts state trooper, is getting paid, for example, $5,000 a month, his salary per month woul be $10,000? OR Does this mean if he's getting paid $50,000 a year right now, his salary per year would increase BY $10,000 which means he'll be receiving $60,000 a year?

    Thank you for your kind help as always.
    To me, it looks like there is something wrong with this sentence. I believe it should read "by $10,000" not "to $10,00". This would mean his salary will increase from $50,000 per year to $60,000 per year.

    A newspaper story about a town meeting voting to raise the salary of its police chief by $10,000 in hopes of filling the vacant positon prompted Arena to apply for the job even before he knew where that town was.

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    I agree- salaries are normally given in annual figures, so I believe it is a mistake and they meant by. When monthly amounts are quoted, it generally says per month

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