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    What could I say to mean that the number of my students suddenly increased from 18 - 25.

    * The number of my students jumped from 18 - 25.

    Is this okay?

    * Any suggestions?

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    That works quite well.

    You could also utilize 'suddenly' in that sentence should you care to.

    The number of my students suddenly jumped from 18 to 25.



    Wholeman

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    Re: from - to

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    That works quite well.

    You could also utilize 'suddenly' in that sentence should you care to.

    The number of my students suddenly jumped from 18 to 25.



    Wholeman
    Thanks!
    One more thing, something quite off-topic:
    How would you explain the meaning of [B]should you care to{/B] in your sentence?
    I think, I know what it means but aren't quite sure of it.


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    Re: from - to

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What could I say to mean that the number of my students suddenly increased from 18 - 25.

    * The number of my students jumped from 18 - 25.

    Is this okay?

    * Any suggestions?
    Just a little style change; I wouldn't use 'The number of my students', B.

    The number of students I have ...

    jumped / skyrocketed [if the numbers were greater, say 18 to 40 or so] / jumped up to [number] / zoomed / shot up from {__} to {___}


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    #5

    Re: from - to

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Thanks!
    One more thing, something quite off-topic:
    How would you explain the meaning of [B]should you care to{/B] in your sentence?
    I think I know what it means but I'm not [aren't] quite sure. [of it.]
    It equals "if you want/wanted to" // "if you care to" // "if you'd like to" // "if you so desire // [some others that others might want to add]

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    Re: from - to

    Now you could also go with the streamlined version:


    "My student load jumped from 18 to 25."

    Wholeman

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