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    more than a 10% share

    Hi,

    I read the following sentence #1 in a report. The phrase ‘more than a 10% share’ doesn’t sound okay to me. Can I replace this sentence with sentence #2? Please suggest if you know any other way of writing the sentence.

    1. Only California and Florida have more than a 10% share of the company’s portfolio.

    2. Only California and Florida have a more than 10% share of the company’s portfolio.


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    Re: more than a 10% share

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I read the following sentence #1 in a report. The phrase ‘more than a 10% share’ doesn’t sound okay to me. Can I replace this sentence with sentence #2? Please suggest if you know any other way of writing the sentence.

    1. Only California and Florida have more than a 10% share of the company’s portfolio.

    2. Only California and Florida have a more than 10% share of the company’s portfolio.


    Thanks,

    MG.
    Hang on, I'll just get my magnifying glass....
    OK. 1. sounds natural. That's the way I'd say it.
    2. is acceptable as well, but not as common. They mean the same thing.

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