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Hi teachers,

"The tracking poll had A person on 50% compared with 42% for B person."

We have learnt that with numbers, we use "at"? Like the temperature stands at 17 degrees. However in this case it's very much different. The only rule I could relate to is this example "improve on", which give a sense of continued improvement from the last one.

Would you tell me how to use it? Thanks.

Regards,

TN
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Your question is unclear, and the sentence is awkward. If I rephrase the sentence this way--

The tracking poll had person A at/with 50% compared with 42% for person B.

-- then, what is your question?
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Hi Mister Micawber,

I'm sorry for not asking the question clearly.

I saw it from the news. A and B is in competition for a seat in the senate.

The tracking poll had A on 50% compared with 42% for B.

What's "on" represent here? An improvement on the last one? Because we learn from school to use "at" with numbers, just like your rephrasing you provide "at" and "with".

Thank you.

Tinanam
I see no reason for 'on' here. Without further extenuating context, it just seems wrong.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Maybe it was a typo from the caption. Thank you for clearing this difficulty for my understanding.

Regards,

Tinanam
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