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    #11

    Re: increase by 10% or increase 10%

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    So are we all in agreement that, considering a base of 70%, an increase of 10% and increased by 10% both produce 77%?
    OKOKOK. All right already. I am eating humble pie. 'Uncle' has been officially hollered. It does.

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    #12

    Re: increase by 10% or increase 10%

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    OK OK OK I'm eating humble pie! There - satisfied? It does

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    I was not rubbing your nose in anything. I just wanted the original poster to be clear.


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    #13

    Re: increase by 10% or increase 10%

    Thanks, teachers!
    I also checked the dictionary, which confirms that it should be "increase (something) BY something", eg. Food prices increased by 10% in less than a year.

    I am clear about it now.

    Thanks again.

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    #14

    Re: increase by 10% or increase 10%

    Quote Originally Posted by yppah View Post
    Thanks, teachers!
    I also checked the dictionary, which confirms that it should be "increase (something) BY something", eg. Food prices increased by 10% in less than a year.

    I am clear about it now.

    Thanks again.
    That's just fine. But don't be surprised to see the other. It is also correct.

    Food prices increased 10% in less than a year.

    Both versions have the same meaning.

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