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    When do we use preposition in explaining graph or chart

    Hi, I am Luthfie, a newbie in this forum. I want to ask about preposition because it confused me a lot. I am now learning English to take an IELTS test. Unfortunately I cannot join IELTS course because it requires so much money so I learn only form the downloaded materials from internet.

    What i want to ask is, when should we use the preposition like by, of, from, and to when explaining a graph? What is the different between those preposition? Below is some sentences that i have made before about explaining graph. Could someone in this forum correct them if there are a mistake. I would be thankful if you could.

    "The bar chart shows the proportion of computer ownership in the UK between 2002 and 2010. The ownership then categorized by education level.

    It is clear that the percentage of computer ownership increased steadily. Over a half of the population in the UK owned a computer in 2002. This number rose approximately 2% per two years until it reached for 75% by 2010"

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    I do apologize if my English is bad and confused you.

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    Re: When do we use preposition in explaining graph or chart

    It is clear that the percentage of computer ownership increased steadily. Over a half of the population in the UK owned a computer in 2002. This number rose approximately 2% per two years until it reached for 75% by 2010"
    Delete the "for" in red.
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    Re: When do we use preposition in explaining graph or chart

    The ownership is categorized by education level.

    Or:

    The bar chart shows the proportion of computer ownership in the UK between 2002 and 2010, with ownership categorized by education level.

    I would be more inclined to use educational level, and 2% every two years.
    Last edited by curiousmarcus; 11-May-2016 at 09:14.
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    Re: When do we use preposition in explaining graph or chart

    'Education level' is fine. This Ngram shows the recent trend in the use of two forms.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-May-2016 at 09:24.

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