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    Compound

    Hi There,

    Are the below sentence correct?
    "To compound average 20% yearly for the coming 25 years."

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    Re: Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Is the below sentence correct?
    "To compound average 20% yearly for the coming 25 years."
    It's not a sentence. "compound average 20%" doesn't sound like it would fit in a sentence. Could you provide a sentence in which you think it might work?

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    Re: Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    the below sentence
    It may be better to say "the sentence below" or "the following sentence" because dictionaries do not mark "below" as an adjective.

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    Re: Compound

    Hi Raymott,

    I really don't know how to make the sentence. May you make a sentence to state the event below by using compound?

    "I am going to earn average 20% and this 20% is the amount of which includes any interest already earned."

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    Re: Compound

    Yes, I'll make a sentence: Note that sentence contains a finite verb, in this case, "is".
    "Your salary is to compound an average 20% yearly for the coming 25 years."
    My main problem with this concept is how they know it will compound "an average 20%"? If they had said "It will compound 20%", you would have a valid proposal for a contract. Are they are guessing about the average 20% - because your salary will certainly not rise by a compound 20% each year. And you will have no comeback until year 25, by which stage, if they have been paying you 15% per year, the company will probably go bankrupt making up the average 20% for you in the 25th year.
    At least it should specify over what period of time your salary will average 20% (say every five years).

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    Re: Compound

    I don't think this sentence concept applies to salary. It appears to apply to an investment instrument. If an investment earns interest that is compounded annually at 20%, it would be highly valued investment. If one invested $10,000 under those conditions, after 25 years, one would have
    $953,962.17. I would love that deal.

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    Re: Compound

    Hi Raymott,

    Thank you for the sentence. As for the question you asked, Mike is right, it is about investment not salary and the sentence i want is for the goal in my plan.

    Thank you

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