English Grammar | Prepositions to describe statisticsThe chart shows that only 18% men work less than 15 hours a week. [incorrect]
The chart shows that only 18% of men work less than 15 hours a week. [correct]
If we look at the figures for the people between 20 and 30 years old ... [correct]
If we look at the figures for people between 20 to 30 years old ... [incorrect]
There are several key prepositions which are used when describing statistics:
- X% of something
- betwen X and Y
- the figure / percentage / total for a group or category
If we compare the percentage for skilled and unskilled workers ...
The average income for government employees has decreased ...
- at a level / rate
They can now obtain loans at cheaper rates.
- be highest / come top / rank second with X
Paris ranks second in the table with 76 million visitors per year.
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