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    Post Sold As Eight Bottles Per Box

    Suppose the sale of ketchup to end consumers is being discussed. The ketchup is bottled, and eight bottles are packaged in a box. Consumers have to buy one whole box, not individual bottles:

    "The ketchup is sold in boxes of eight bottles."
    "The ketchup is sold as boxes of eight bottles."
    "The ketchup is sold in eight bottles per box."
    "The ketchup is sold as eight bottles per box."

    Are some of them wrong?
    Last edited by highlandw; 10-Dec-2012 at 11:02.

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    Re: Sold As Eight Bottles Per Box

    Quote Originally Posted by highlandw View Post
    Suppose the sale of ketchup to end consumers is being discussed. The ketchup is bottled, and eight bottles are packaged in a box. Consumers have to buy one whole box, not individual bottles:

    "The ketchup is sold in boxes of eight bottles."
    "The ketchup is sold as boxes of eight bottles."
    "The ketchup is sold in eight bottles per box."
    "The ketchup is sold as eight bottles per box."

    Are some of them wrong?
    The ketchup is sold in boxes of eight.

    That is all that's required.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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