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    Red face proportion / proportions / percentage / percentages

    Should I say

    equal proportion of instruction in English and French
    or
    equal proportions....

    same as percentage/percentages

    It's quite confusing whether we should think of them in the singular/plural sense

    Thank you v. much

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    Default Re: proportion / proportions / percentage / percentages

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Should I say

    equal proportion of instruction in English and French
    or
    equal proportions....

    same as percentage/percentages

    It's quite confusing whether we should think of them in the singular/plural sense

    Thank you v. much
    It depends what come before "equal". What you have posted is not a sentence.

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