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    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind $79 billion in 1994. That's up from $74 billion the year before.

    I don't understand ' up from' in the last sentence.

    Considerring the two sentences Does it mean 1994 is $5 billion more than the year before or $79 more than $74?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    • Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind $79 billion in 1994. That's up from $74 billion the year before.

    That means those visitors spend $5 billion more in 1974 than in the previous year.
    The phrase "up from" indicates an increase.

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    :D

    Thanks a lot!

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind $79 billion in 1994. That's up from $74 billion the year before.

    I don't understand ' up from' in the last sentence.

    Considerring the two sentences Does it mean 1994 is $5 billion more than the year before or $79 more than $74?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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