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    #1

    How can I express the number of existing people in class vs. absent ones?

    I need to report to someone about the people shown up in class but can I say "the number of existing students is 8 and there are 10 more missing this morning."

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    #2

    Re: How can I express the number of existing people in class vs. absent ones?

    Eight students in attendance and ten absent.

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    #3

    Re: How can I express the number of existing people in class vs. absent ones?

    Present: 8
    Absent: 10

    I think that class has a problem if over 50% of the students are failing to attend.
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