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    Default Several sentences. Pls give me instruction.

    1. 7.8% population growth in US outmatches 2.6 in UK. (outmatch)



    2. When it comes to the comparison of the enrolment on school, the figure of UK still far outnumbers US (outnumber)


    3. America spends most of money on national defense, almost accounting for 45% (accounting for, accounted for? making up? made up? standing at? stood at?)


    4. while these countries spend money on different aspects among defense, education and health, funds on these three items almost account for half of overall expenditure of every country.


    5 it can be seen that the figure of patent application is far more in US and Japan than that in Kenya and Brazil in 1999.


    6 all 200 patent applications in Kenya belong to residents and in contrast, no residents in Brazil apply their patents.


    7 A similar trend was shown in EU sales before 1994, after which, with a fluctuation between 2100 in 1994 and about 2400 in 1998, it began a sharp drop to 1000 in 2000.



    8 In this time, females’ number had been almost 9 times more than males’.


    9. the figure of females aged over 100 has been more than that of males over the year 1931-2001.


    10 people over 40 years old have an even percentage (50%) for the reason of studying


    11 People during 40-49 enjoy the second highest figure of help from employer. The percentage reduces to 41% for people after 30 year-old and the least of 35% for people over 49.





    Only false data, pls don't take them seriously. :wink:

    Btw, pls draw a conclusion to these words below:

    Compared to. In comparison to (of), In contrast, By contrast,
    By contrast with, etc.

    Thanks :

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    Continue.............


    1, Advertisement is not so much to spoil our lives as to add color in them.

    2, Right because of so much advertisement information that we can freely choose to buy things.

    3, It is undeniably true that for celebrities, living in the spotlight and keeping awareness of behaviors all the time is not only uncomfortable but also disturbing, and sometimes that is probably equally dangerous.However, what would be like then if they lose their popularity?

    4, Computer will eventually be able to translate all kind of foreign languages by Artificial Intelligence, and no child needs to be annoyed by learning foreign language by then.

    5, Like the human gene can be decoded by scientists, eventually computer technicians are able to similarly found out the links with different languages and then the dream of AI translation will come true.

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    Default Re: Several sentences. Pls give me instruction.

    1. 7.8% population growth in US outmatches 2.6 in UK.
    ==> The 7.8% population growth in the US outmatches the 2.6% growth in the UK.

    2. When it comes to the comparison of the enrolment on school, the figure of UK still far outnumbers US.
    ==> When it comes to comparing school enrol(l)ment for the UK and the US, the UK figures outnumber the US figures.

    3. America spends most of money on national defense, almost accounting for 45% (accounting for, accounted for? making up? made up? standing at? stood at?)
    ==> America spends most of its money, almost 45%, on national defense.

    4. While these countries spend money on different aspects among defense, education and health, funds on these three items almost account for half of overall expenditure of every country.
    ==> While these countries allot money to different areas within defense, education, and health, funding for those three main areas accounts for almost half of each countries' overall expenditures.

    5. it can be seen that the figure of patent application is far more in US and Japan than that in Kenya and Brazil in 1999.
    ==>The patent application figures for 1999 indicate greater numbers in the US and Japan than in Kenya and Brazil.

    6. all 200 patent applications in Kenya belong to residents and in contrast, no residents in Brazil apply their patents.
    ==> All 200 patent applications in Kenya belong to residents, whereas all X patent applications registered in Brazil belong to non-residents.

    7. A similar trend was shown in EU sales before 1994, after which, with a fluctuation between 2100 in 1994 and about 2400 in 1998, it began a sharp drop to 1000 in 2000.
    ==> A similar trend occurred in EU sales before 1994, after which time, X fluctuated between 2100 and 2400 until 1998 and then in 2000 dropped sharply to 1000.

    8. In this time, females’ number had been almost 9 times more than males’.
    ==>During that time, female numbers were almost 9 times more X than male numbers.

    9. the figure of females aged over 100 has been more than that of males over the year 1931-2001.
    ==> Between the years 1931 to 2001, the figures show that there were more females than males aged over 100 years.

    10. people over 40 years old have an even percentage (50%) for the reason of studying.
    ==> ?

    11. People during 40-49 enjoy the second highest figure of help from employer. The percentage reduces to 41% for people after 30 year-old and the least of 35% for people over 49.
    ==> 40 to 49 year olds enjoy the second highest figure (X%) with regards to gaining help from their employer. The percentage is not as high for employees aged over 30 (41%) and 49 (35%).

    Compared to X, Y is better/worse.
    In comparison to X, Y is better/worse.
    In contrast, Y is unlike X.
    By contrast, Y is better/worse.
    In contrast with X, Y is better/worse.

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    Thank you, Japanese Teacher.

    Something still confused me. Pls look at them.

    1, ==>During that time, female numbers were almost 9 times more X than male numbers.
    ( what's X? I can't just say " 9 times more than ")

    2, people over 40 years old have an even percentage (50%) studying for interest and for career.

    3, The percentage is not as high for employees aged over 30 (41%) and 49 (35%).

    what's the function of this " as" ? Is here some expression? like, "not as much...... as"

    Thanks again.

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    1. During that time, female numbers were almost 9 times greater/higher than male numbers.

    2. People over 40 studying for interest and for career show an even percentage at 50%.

    3. The percentage for employees aged over 30 is 41%, and 35% for employees aged over 49.

    "not as much...as" functions as a comparative.
    Meaning, to the extent of which this is the same/not the same as that.

    :D

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    Default Re: Several sentences. Pls give me instruction.

    Pay close attention to Caseopia's advice, especially:

    • Compared to X, Y is better/worse.
      In comparison to X, Y is better/worse.
      In contrast, Y is unlike X.
      By contrast, Y is better/worse.
      In contrast with X, Y is better/worse

      (Casiopea is Canadian, but she lives and teaches in Japan.)


    8. In this time, females’ number had been almost 9 times more than males’.
    Females outnumbered males almost nine to one during that time.

    2, people over 40 years old have an even percentage (50%) studying for interest and for career.
    People over 40 study as often because of interest in the subject as they do for career purposes (about 50/50).

    What do you think?

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    1, Advertisement is not so much to spoil our lives as to add color in them.
    Advertisements do not so much spoil our lives as add color to them.

    2, Right because of so much advertisement information that we can freely choose to buy things.
    Advertising helps us to learn what choices are available to us.

    3, It is undeniably true that for celebrities, living in the spotlight and keeping awareness of behaviors all the time is not only uncomfortable but also disturbing, and sometimes that is probably equally dangerous.However, what would be like then if they lose their popularity?
    It is undeniably true that for celebrities, living in the spotlight and having to be aware that they are in the public eye all the time is not only uncomfortable but also disturbing, and sometimes it is even dangerous. However, what would it be like if they lost their popularity?

    4, Computer will eventually be able to translate all kind of foreign languages by Artificial Intelligence, and no child needs to be annoyed by learning foreign language by then.
    Computers will eventually be able to translate all kinds of languages by means of Artificial Intelligence, and then no child will need to be annoyed by having to learn foreign languages. :wink:

    5, Like the human gene can be decoded by scientists, eventually computer technicians are able to similarly found out the links with different languages and then the dream of AI translation will come true.
    Similar to the way scientists decoded the human genome, eventually computer technicians will be able to discover the links between different languages and then the dream of AI translation will come true. :wink:

    What do you think?

    :D

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    Way to go! :D


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    God, that's the difference between you two and me. 555 Even you just modified a little in my sentences, they could be changed very well.

    You are gorgeous, but I'm pitiful.

    This week I hope you can help me a lot.

    Thanks a billion. It's so terrible before the deadline of exam.

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    Default Re: Several sentences. Pls give me instruction.

    Females outnumbered males almost nine to one during that time.

    That's what I was looking for. Thanks RonBee :D

    People over 40 study as often because of interest in the subject as they do for career purposes (about 50/50).

    That, too. Thank you. :D

    You have a way with words that outshines us all :D

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