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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Criminal Sentence 366: Your Errors Are Numbered

From a book I'm reading:

"... more than a 1,000 percent"

Oops. Just one of those, please:

"a thousand percent"
or
"1,000 percent"

Remember to proofread!

3 comments:

Karen said...

I'm reading this on February 18, 2011. I can't believe there were no responses to this April 1st post. Am I wrong? Isn't "1,000 percent" an impossibility?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Hi. I'm not a math girl, but I think you can have more than 100%. I found this interesting:
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/58166.html

Karen said...

Ah, I see your point. I assumed a context that wasn't given. Mea culpa!