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    #1

    avoiding repetition of 'percentage'

    Hi teacher.

    Can you help me to use 'that' in this sentence, I want to avoid repeating words by using 'that.' Here is an example:

    The percentage of people using the Internet in the USA was higher than the percentage of people using the Internet in Mexico and Canada.

    Rewrite:

    The percentage of people using the Internet in the USA was higher than that of people using the Internet in Mexico and Canada

    or

    The percentage of people using the Internet in the USA was higher than that in Mexico and Canada

    Thank you

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    Re: avoid repetition

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    The percentage of people using the Internet in the USA was higher than that in either Mexico and or Canada.
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    The percentage of people using the Internet in the USA was higher than that in those of Mexico and Canada combined.

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