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    Exclamation Paraphrasing

    Hello All,
    Is the bold sentence grammatically true?! Is 'double' the verb?!

    "By 2035, Wales is still going to have by far the greatest percentage of over 65s, with figures likely to reach 26 per cent. However, the biggest increases in this age group, relative to the rest of the population, are predicted to occur in Northern Ireland and Scotland. In Northern Ireland, for example, this figure will increase almost double to 23 per cent."

    Can we say "...,this figure will approximately double to 23 percent" ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Paraphrasing

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello All,
    Is the bold sentence grammatically true
    correct?!

    "By 2035, Wales is still going to have by far the greatest percentage of over 65s, with figures likely to reach 26 per cent. However, the biggest increases in this age group, relative to the rest of the population, are predicted to occur in Northern Ireland and Scotland. In Northern Ireland, for example, this figure will increase almost double to 23 per cent."

    Can we say "...,this figure will approximately double to 23 percent" ?

    Thanks.
    I'd say "will almost double".

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    Re: Paraphrasing

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd say "will almost double".
    Thanks. Is the use of approximately incorrect?!
    Last edited by nininaz; 03-Dec-2014 at 13:36.

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    Re: Paraphrasing

    No, it's not incorrect.

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