A few people have asked me about using 'see' to describe numbers on a graph or chart. Look at the following sentence:
- In Britain, CD sales increased dramatically in the 1980s.
We can write the same sentence in various ways using 'see':
- Britain saw a dramatic increase in CD sales in the 1980s.
- The 1980s saw a dramatic increase in CD sales in Britain.
- British shops saw CD sales increase dramatically in the 1980s.