percent

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percent


Percent is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
percent

Plural
percent

  1. You use percent show the number of parts out of a hundred. The symbol for percent is %.
    The cost of gas has increased seven percent in the last month.

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Verbs should agree with the noun to which percent refers, not with percent itself. For example,

  1. One percent of politicians are (not is) honest.
  2. Twenty percent of the water was (not were) dirty.

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