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    Percentage

    Hi there,
    Can I express this "20%" as "a percentage of twenty(20)?

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    Re: Percentage

    The following usage is fairly common in AmE. For example, the percentage of people who refuse vaccinations for their children hovers at around 10%. I do not think anybody would use simply ten or 10.

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    Re: Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi there,
    Can I express this "20%" as "a percentage of twenty(20)?

    Thanks.
    No.

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    Re: Percentage

    The percentage of xxx is xxx works. However, if you want to say A percentage of 10 in the US refuse to vaccinate their children, it wouldn't sound natural to me. Could you give us a full example of what you want to say?

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    #5

    Re: Percentage

    20% is not a percentage of 20; it is a percentage of the whole.

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    Re: Percentage

    Sure! Tdol! I was actually doing (writing) task 1 of IELTS which was a report type. I wrote "The number of non-players was significantly higher than any other percentage of players, with the highest percentage of nearly 1o", however, this is wrong. And I will be writing it again this way "The number of non-players was significantly higher than any other percentage of players, with nearly 20% which is the highest."

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    Re: Percentage

    Isn't that a bit repetitious?

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