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    panosgr Guest

    Default what verb do we use with percentage?

    Hello all,

    I want to write something like the following

    - blah blah, 5 out of 10 translates to 50%.

    Is the verb "translates" suitable or should i use another one?

    many thanks in advance

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    abaka is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: what verb do we use with percentage?

    It works very well.

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    Default Re: what verb do we use with percentage?

    another suggestion:

    5 out of 10 results in 50% dropout rate.

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    Default Re: what verb do we use with percentage?

    how about "amount"?

    5 amounts to 50% of 10.

    5 out of 10 amounts to 50%.

    just a student.

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    Default Re: what verb do we use with percentage?

    "Amounts", "equals", "makes", "is". All fine.

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