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Please help me!

Can I write: "Waste produced from company A decreased slightly in the same period" or should I write "The amount of waste produced from company A decreased slightly in the same period."

Thank you!

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"the amount of waste" is more accurate, but just "waste" is just as understandable by most reasonable readers.

(If you're doing a essay that requires a maximum or minimum of words, this is a place where you may be able to fudge the word count. Emotion: wink Otherwise, go with the more accurate version.)

CJ

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Thank you very much!

I also have one more question which I really need your help with.

I saw a sentence like this in a document: "The team consists 40 % of Europeans and 20% Americans". Is this correct or should I write "The team consists 40 % of Europeans and 20% Americans"?

Thank you again!

papaya navy 266I saw a sentence like this in a document: "The team consists 40 % of Europeans and 20% Americans". Is this correct or should I write "The team consists 40 % of Europeans and 20% Americans"?

Something went wrong. Both are the same.

Write

The team consists of 40% Europeans and 20% Americans.

Where is the other 40% of the team? Emotion: tongue tied

CJ

Oh, my bad Emotion: sad

I meant: "The team consists of 40% of Europeans and 60% of Americans". Is this correct or should I write "The team consists 40 % Europeans and 60% Americans"?

So the latter is correct, right? but Can you explain the difference between "60% of Americans" and "60% Americans"? because I am still a bit confused.

Thanks!

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papaya navy 266consists of

You have to have "of". consists of.

papaya navy 26660% of Americans

That would be the entire population of Americans times 0.60, which is almost 200 million people.

60% of Americans live west of the Mississippi River.

papaya navy 26660% Americans

Supposing the team has 20 people, if 60% of the team is Americans (if it's 60% American), then there are 20 times 0.60 Americans on the team, which is 12 people.

There are 20 people on the team, and 12 are American. That's a team with 60% Americans.

CJ

Thanks!

Related to this, I found 2 sentences in the following essay: https://www.saint-david.net/writing-task--1-tips/best-tips-to-write-bar-chart-in-ielts-writing-task-1.

1. In all four countries, around 50% people selected to stay in hotels.

2. In each case, around 50% of holidaymakers took the hotels as their accommodation and with around 30% people went for self-catering apartments.

The two ways mentioned are used, so are these sentences correct or one of them must be wrong in this case?

papaya navy 266one of them must be wrong in this case

Correct. Good catch! Emotion: smile

Sentence 1 is the wrong one. It should also have 'of'.

CJ

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