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    pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion

    Hello!
    I get confused in some sentences. Would you epxplain the meaning..

    1 . Company, however, maintained volume, and pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion (a gain of 606 million from 2014).

    2. Our many dozens of smaller businesses earned 5.7 billion last year, up from 5.1 billion in 2014.

    The underline patrs have no any verbs/activity and that`s why i can`t understand them.

    Thanks for answers!
    Last edited by andrew495; 20-Feb-2017 at 12:53.

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    Re: pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion

    Hello andrew495, and welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew495 View Post
    Hello!
    I get confused in some sentences. Would you explain the meaning?

    1 . The company, however, maintained volume, and pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion (which is a gain of 606 million from 2014).

    2. Our many dozens of smaller businesses earned 5.7 billion last year, which is up from 5.1 billion in 2014.

    The underlined parts have no any verbs/activity, and that's why I can't understand them.

    Thanks for your answers!
    I inserted the text in red to help you understand them.
    Last edited by teechar; 20-Feb-2017 at 18:55.

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    Re: pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion

    Thanks, teechar!

    In this context the preposition "from" means " compared to", isn't it?

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    Re: pre-tax income rose to a record 6.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew495 View Post
    Thanks, teechar!
    You're welcome. In future just click the Like/Thank buttons. There's no need to write a thank you post.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew495 View Post
    In this context the preposition "from" means "compared to", isn't doesn't it?
    "A gain of 606 million from 2014" means the company's income in that year was higher than the income it had in 2014, by 606 million.

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