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    Which phrasing is correct?

    1. Believers of XXX religion worldwide comprise only 0.008 percent of the world population of sixty-eight billion

    2. Believers of XXX religion worldwide comprise only 0.008 percent of the sixty-eight billion of the world population.

    Which is the correct phrasing in bold?

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    Re: Which phrasing is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1. Believers of XXX religion worldwide comprise only 0.008 percent of the world population of sixty-eight billion.

    2. Believers of XXX religion worldwide comprise only 0.008 percent of the sixty-eight billion people in the world.

    Which is the correct phrasing in bold?

    Many thanks.

    Where did you get that number for the world population? It's not close to being correct!
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    Re: Which phrasing is correct?

    Thanks, 2006.

    Actually, the figure for the population of the world was not provided by me. I have since checked with google and found that it should be 6.801 billion.

    Thanks for being so alert and for pointing out error.
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    Re: Which phrasing is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, 2006.

    Actually, the figure for the population of the world was not provided by me. I have since checked with google and found that it should be 6.801 billion.

    Thanks for being so alert and for pointing out the error.
    You're welcome.

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