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I have frequently come across sentence correction problems concerning percentages, and I am pretty confused.

-For example, "Employment costs rose 2.8% in the 12 months that ended September, slightly less than they did in the year that ended the previous quarter."

Why is "less" (used for noncount words) correct and "lower" (used for count words) incorrect?

-In another example, "Sales rose to \$617 billion in 1992, an amount that is 14% higher than the previous year's figure."

Why is "higher" (used for count words) correct and "more" (used for noncount words) incorrect?

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Re: SC - Are percentages count or noncount words? [#permalink]

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15 Mar 2009, 19:55
2.8% does not tell you the exact number. 2.8% of 100 is some thing and 2.8% of 50 is some thing else.

Because we dont know the number, it is not countable and we will use less and not few.
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Re: SC - Are percentages count or noncount words? [#permalink]

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17 Mar 2009, 06:54
Absolutely. And in the second case, we know the amount.
Re: SC - Are percentages count or noncount words?   [#permalink] 17 Mar 2009, 06:54
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