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    hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    Hello

    Would you please tell me if the following sentences are interchangeable?



    -Corn futures in Chicago fell by the most in three years.
    -Corn futures in Chicago hit 3 years low.
    -Corn futures reached the lowest level in three years.

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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    1 is ungrammatical.
    2 should be "Corn futures in Chicago hit a three-year low".
    3 is OK but I would change "the" to "their".

    2 and 3 would then mean the same.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    The first sentence was quoted from the following website(first line):
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...on-supply-view

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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    Then perhaps it's acceptable in financial circles. It still doesn't work for me.
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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    The fact that you've seen it in print doesn't guarantee perfect English.

    The same article has this faulty sentence:

    'About 10 percent of the total winter-crop area was harvested as of Friday, the group in a report.'



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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in


    The preceding sentence(quoted by Rover):

    In Mato Grosso, Brazilís corn top producer, gathering is happening at a faster pace compared with previous seasons, according to Imea, the stateís Rural Economy Institute.

    Shouldn't that be "harvesting"?
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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    I can accept 'gathering'.

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    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    Only harvesting works for me.
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    #9

    Re: hit 3 years low VS fell by the most in three years VS reached the lowest level in

    "Fell by the most in three years" does not mean the same thing as "hit a three-year low". The former means the drop in price was the largest in three years; the latter means the final price was the lowest.
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