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    Default Use of correct proposition

    Dear Teacher,
    What is the best poposition to be used in the following sentences:

    1. US dollars presently trade at about 1,23%
    2. Us dollars presently trade around 1,23%
    3. US dollars presently trade at approximateley 1,23%
    Kindly tell me if all three versions are acceptable
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    Default Re: Use of correct proposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What is the best poposition to be used in the following sentences:

    1. US dollars presently trade at about 1,23%
    2. Us dollars presently trade around 1,23%
    3. US dollars presently trade at approximateley 1,23%

    Kindly tell me if all three versions are acceptable
    Many thanks
    This preposition [note the spelling] would be different in different places.
    Also, in English, a decimal point is a . not a , so 1.23%

    Sorry I can't answer the question. It doesn't seem to make sense.
    If it means ... at about 1.23% of the Canadian dollar, I'd use "at about".

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    Default Re: Use of correct proposition

    The usual expression is along the lines:
    The US$ (pronounced as 'US dollar') (currently) trades at/goes at Australian $1.49.*

    * (Latest figures. And oy vey, you should see the exchange with the Britisher pound...and I'm not Jewish... but mortified all the same.)
    Last edited by David L.; 02-Nov-2008 at 16:04.

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