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#### Anonymous

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Dear teachers,

Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind \$79 billion in 1994. That's up from \$74 billion the year before.

I don't understand ' up from' in the last sentence.

Considerring the two sentences Does it mean 1994 is \$5 billion more than the year before or \$79 more than \$74?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Jiang

#### RonBee

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• Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind \$79 billion in 1994. That's up from \$74 billion the year before.
That means those visitors spend \$5 billion more in 1974 than in the previous year.
The phrase "up from" indicates an increase.

#### jiang

##### Key Member

Thanks a lot!

Jiang
Anonymous said:
Dear teachers,

Bottom retail prices have attracted some 47 million visitors, who are expected to leave behind \$79 billion in 1994. That's up from \$74 billion the year before.

I don't understand ' up from' in the last sentence.

Considerring the two sentences Does it mean 1994 is \$5 billion more than the year before or \$79 more than \$74?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.