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    Smile 5 % to ... $s

    I have to translate a text from English into my native language and I'm trying to figure out the meaning of this sentence: The earnings increased 25 % to 20 million $ dollars in 2005. I wanna know what to means in this sentence. Does it mean that the earnings increased 25 % which equals to 20 million$? Or maybe the earnings inreased 25 % and became 20 million $. Which of assumptions is correct?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: 5 % to ... $s

    Quote Originally Posted by sevas View Post
    I have to translate a text from English into my native language and I'm trying to figure out the meaning of this sentence: The earnings increased 25 % to 20 million $ dollars in 2005. I want to know what to means in this sentence. Does it mean that the earnings increased 25 % which equals to 20 million$? Or maybe the earnings inreased 25 % and became 20 million $. Which of assumptions is correct?

    Thanks in advance
    It means that the earnings increased by 25% to reach a total of 20 million.

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    Re: 5 % to ... $s

    The previous earnings were $16 million. They increased (by) 25% [= $4million] to the 2005 total of $20 million.

    oops. I didn't notice that bhai had got there first.

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    Re: 5 % to ... $s

    Yeah, 5jj, but you did the math.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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