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    per cent or per cent of

    Dear teachers,

    Thomas Edison said 'Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine perspiration'. Then could we say 'Our class is 40 percent boys and 60 percent girls'?

    Thank you very much.

    joham


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    Re: per cent or per cent of

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Thomas Edison said 'Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine perspiration'. Then could we say 'Our class is 40 percent boys and 60 percent girls'?

    Thank you very much.

    joham
    Yes, you could say that, Joham. Probably 'has' or 'consists of' would be more common.

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