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Percent is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- 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.
Verbs should agree with the noun to which percent refers, not with percent itself. For example,
- One percent of politicians are (not is) honest.
- Twenty percent of the water was (not were) dirty.