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    Please help me understand sentence structure.

    24/7 Wall Street: Are the Bulls Back? - Newsweek
    The media made a big deal of the fact that the DJIA rose above 9,000 for the first time in nearly eight months. The index was under 6,550 in early March, do the advance has been 38% since then, but the index is still well below 14,000 which it hit in October 2007.

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    Could you please analyse do the advance has been 38% since then ?

    I don't quite understand the grammar here.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Please help me understand sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    24/7 Wall Street: Are the Bulls Back? - Newsweek
    The media made a big deal of the fact that the DJIA rose above 9,000 for the first time in nearly eight months. The index was under 6,550 in early March, do the advance has been 38% since then, but the index is still well below 14,000 which it hit in October 2007.

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    Could you please analyse do the advance has been 38% since then ?

    I don't quite understand the grammar here.

    Thank you.
    That makes no sense! My only guess is that it's a typo, and should perhaps say "so".


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    Re: Please help me understand sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That makes no sense! My only guess is that it's a typo, and should perhaps say "so".
    Dow 14,000 - 24/7 Wall St.

    Dow 14,000 - MarketWatch

    The above big websites have the same thing on without proofreading. Isn't it weird?

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    Re: Please help me understand sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    Dow 14,000 - 24/7 Wall St.

    Dow 14,000 - MarketWatch

    The above big websites have the same thing on without proofreading. Isn't it weird?
    The MarketWatch website shows that it took the article direct from 24/7, so I guess they just copied and pasted it.

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    Re: Please help me understand sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The MarketWatch website shows that it took the article direct from 24/7, so I guess they just copied and pasted it.
    Is the "direct" above an adjective or an adverb ?
    Can I replace it by "directly" ?
    Thank you very much!

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