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    One Out of Four

    "One of four people is unemployed."
    "One out of four people is unemployed."
    "One of every four people is unemployed."
    "One out of every four people is unemployed."

    Do they mean same, or is only one the right sentence?

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    Re: One Out of Four

    2 and 4 are the most natural. 3 is understandable but probably unlikely to be heard. 1 is incorrect and should be "One in four people is unemployed."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One Out of Four

    So,

    "One of every four people is unemployed."

    is colloquial?

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    Re: One Out of Four

    Quote Originally Posted by Telegraph View Post
    So, "One of every four people is unemployed." is colloquial?
    No. As ems said, it's unlikely to be heard.

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    Re: One Out of Four

    Telegraph is a clone of a banned user.

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