What do these mean?
1. Six in ten people are buying a new car.
2. Six out of ten people are buying a new car.
3. One in ten CDs canít burn.
4. One out of ten CDs canít burn
5. One in ten CD canít burn. (Is 'CD' wrong without the -s?)
For the one above, which one would I use?
6. Is 'CD' wrong without the -s? (What's 'the' referring to?)
7. Is 'CD' wrong without a -s?
8. One in five apples are bad.
9. One out of five apple are bad.
Last edited by jack; 13-Nov-2004 at 08:03.
(1) 'in' and 'out of' are synonymous in that context.
(2) CDs and apples, with -s.