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    Re: per cent

    Chinese stocks extended their losing run to a 10th session yesterday amid continuing worries about inflation and fears over a glut of new shares coming on to the market.
    The Shanghai composite index fell 2.8 per cent to 2,794.75, its lowest close for more than 15 months.
    About a quarter of stocks in the index fell by the daily 10 per cent limit.
    Hi!

    Q1: Is there any difference between "per cent" and "percent"?

    Q2: Is it okay to use "%" to replace " per cent" above? Which one is better?

    Thank you!

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    Re: per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    Q1: Is there any difference between "per cent" and "percent"?

    1. per cent = per every cent percent = percentage

    Q2: Is it okay to use "%" to replace " per cent" above? Which one is better?
    percent = % = OK

    Thank you!
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    Re: per cent

    Hi, thank you for your response.

    I found this from a dictionary. per cent = percent

    percent, per cent
    adverb
    for or out of every 100, shown shown by the symbol %:
    You got 20 percent of the answers right - that means one in every five.
    Only 40% of people bothered to vote in the election.

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