# Thread: The figures for the numbers of.....?

1. ## The figures for the numbers of.....?

Hello! Recently I had a course of graph description. To my surprise, there are a lot of usages which I never saw before, e.g. the figures for , the numbers of. These are alright as I know " the figures for " more or less means "the figures of" whilst " the numbers of " can be used (I guess) under a specific situation where one needs to include different figures of a same topic (like the num. of tourists from A and the num. of tourists from B can be combined to form the follow: the numbers of.... from A and B). However, when I saw this phrase: " the figures for the numbers of tourists from A, B, C are similar......" I was shocked as well as confused. Isn't it better to simply write :" The number/numbers of...... is/are similar"? Plz help!
Thanks a lot!

3. ## Re: The figures for the numbers of.....?

Can sb. help, plz? Also, I wanna ask one more thing
, that is, about percentage and sex.
How can I describe a graph showing the percentage of two genders having some attributes in the scale of the total population? Here is my attempt: The graph illustrates the prevalence of male and female healthy population as a percentage of population of the country. Thx.

4. ## Re: The figures for the numbers of.....?

Originally Posted by ufofai123
Can somebody help, please? Also, I want to ask one more thing...
Thanks.
Welcome to the forum, ufofai.

Please note my corrections to your post. We insist on the use of standard English here.

I didn't understand your first post with all the ellisions and parentheses and was hoping somebody else would answer it.

Your second question is much clearer. I think you mean 'The graph compares the relative health of males and females as a percentage of the population of the country'.

I may be way off the mark, and look forward to reading other interpretations.

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