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    Smile represent --- percent

    There are several verbs which take "number percent", such as "account for", "form" or "make up".
    However, I think that the verb "represent" takes only smaller numbers such as 0.05 percent or less than three percent. For example, I recently saw a sentence like this:
    "The cost represents approximately 0.05 percent of the state budget for education.".
    Do you think that the verb "represent" is used only for smaller numbers, compared with other verbs?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: represent --- percent

    No. Not to my knowledge.


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    Re: represent --- percent

    Casiopea, thank you.
    I'm happy to learn that it's just my imagination or illusion.

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    Re: represent --- percent

    And it was a good question, peppy_man.

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