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In 20011,there was a dramatic rise in both prices but as compared to oil,food index price went to 250 points.

In 2011 food price index raised dramatically and reached a peak almost to 240 points and there was a slight increase in oil price, it was about $100 by that time.

after gradual increase in the previous year, the price of oil and food inclined to 100 dollars per barrels and 240 points respectively in 2011.

In 2011,both food and oil prices went up but there was a dramatic increase in food price index which increased by nearly a third from 170 to 240 points while oil price raised from 80 to just over 100 dollars per barrel.

In 2011,again a dramatical increase in food& oil price index but food price index was so high compared to oli and reached a pick almost to 240 points,and oli price had more than doubled from 2009 to 2011 to nearly $100 per barrel.

In 2011 both food price index and average oil price dramatically increase to below 240 points and $100 respectively.

2011 saw a dramatic increase in oil price to reach the highest levels at 240$ , whereas food price manage to reach only 100 point.

Over the following two final years, a substantial rise was witnessed with regard to prices of both foodstuff and oil by roughly 100 points and 60$, respectively, although there were some variations over the initial period.

In 2011, the food price index increased to almost 240 points which was the highest throughout the whole period while the average oil price reached 100$ per barrel.

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remain relatively stable
frequent fluctuations
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In 2011, the food price index stood at just below 140 points while the average oil price was around $99 per barrel

In 2011, the food price index reached its peak, at almost 240 points, while the average oil price stood at nearly $100.

By 2011, the average oil price rebounded to $100 per barrel and the food price reached a peak at around 240 points.

By the beginning of 2011, the price of oil had risen to the highest is $140 per barrel and the index of food had came back to 180 points.

In 2011, the food price index picked at almost 240 points which was the highest level throughout the 11-year period while the average oil price stood at just under $100 per barrel.

In the latest year shown on the chart, the average oil price rose to nearly $100 per barrel, and the food price index reached a peak of roughly $240 points.

In 2011,food price index was at its peak by 240 points,while oil price was end up at $100 per barrel after decreasing.

After a sudden drop in both prices in 2009, with modest fluctuations thereafter, in 2011 another sharp increase was seen in the food price index to almost 240 points which was the highest level over the 11-year period and at the same time the oil price had risen to just under $100 per barrel.

In the middle 2008, the figure for food price and oil price was highest peak, after that The food price fluctuated and get a new highest peak in 2011 wheare the oil price decrease and fluctuated before It grew small in 2011.

In 2011,the food index had rose to its highest peak of 240 points,while the oil prices increased by $20.

In 2011, There was a rapid increase of food price index anout 30% from 170 to 235. As the same quickly changed of oil price went up to $100 from $75.

By 2011, the food price index had risen to its highest level, at approximately 240 points, whereas the average oil price had increased to just under $100 per barrel.


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By 2011, the average oil price had risen by $60 while food prices had risen by 100 points.

by 2011 the price of food got to its peak of $240, that is increasing by $80.while the price of oil increased by $10.

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In the year of 2011, It's unbelievable that the food price index increased sharply so that had reached 240 points.And the oil price is slower than the food price but also rising close to $100 per barrel.

In 2011, average oil prices increased to $100 per barrel, and the price index of food reached a highest point of 240.

Both prices saw a surge in 2011, with food around 240 points and oil around $140.

Oh my bad. Oil stood at $100, not $140 :))

However, after two years later, the food price increased significantly to a peak of nearly $240 points and oil price rose to $100 per barrel in 2011

Hello teacher Simon,
I have a concern about a sentence about the year 2009: "By the beginning of 2009 the price of oil had dropped by roughly $90, and the food price index was down by about 80 points."
In the sentence about 2007, after "By+time" we should use past present perfect tense. But in this sentence, the second verb is in past tense-"was down", not "had been down".
Could you please give me a explanation for this point?
Thank you so much.

By 2011, the average oil price was nearly $100 a barrel, and the food price index reached it's highest at $240.

A massive increase in both prices was seen in the year 2011, with oil price rising to approximately $140 per barrel and food prices establishing a new record with roughly 240 points.

A massive increase in both prices was seen in the year 2011, with the average of oil rising to approximately $140 per barrel and the food price index establishing a new record with roughly 240 points.

Two years later,the food price index reached a by far the most highest level,to nearly 240 points,while the average price stood under about $100 per barrel.

In the year of 2011, there are dramatic rises in both prices with food price index reaching to approximately 240 points and average oil price $100 per barrel.

In year 2011, there is dramatic change in food price it jump suddenly by 60 points than the year 2010,while price jump by $20 only.

In year 2011, there is dramatic change in food price it jump suddenly by 60 points than the year 2010,while the oil price jump by $20 only.

By the year 2011, the food price index reached a maximum of 240 points while average oil price had a considerable rise to over $100.

By 2011,the food price index increased sharply to stand at just under140 points while average oil price saw a slight increase to $100 per barrel.

By the end of the given period in 2011, price of both oil and food witnessed a sharp increase , food price hit a hight of about 240 points , while oil price end up the period at about 100 dollars for barrel.

By the year 2011,the average oil price rebounded to $100 per barrel and the food index reached a maximum of 240 points.

since 2009, the fluctuations between food index prices and average oil prices had increased. This variation reached the maximum in 2011; where the food index reached the peak hit the 240 points and the average oil prices were close to 90$.

After 2009,the following two years both prices had hiked drastically,in spite of frequent fluctuations. The food prices had reached to its toppers at nearly 240 points and the oil price had climbed to $100 per barrel.

From 2009 to 2011, the oil price had risen again, reaching approximately $100 in 2011, while the food index followed the same trend and reached to around 240 points.

In 2011, the food prices reached the highest point, at about 240 points, while the oil prices rose to around 100$.

In 2011, the food price index peaked at 240 points, whereas the average oil price stood at just under $100 per barrel.

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the sample correct sentences. When do you use the past perfect (had+participle)?

In the yr 2011, both commodities prices rose , with the food price index took a peak of about 240 points whereas the oil price reached at $100 per barrel with slight increase comparatively.

Dear, Simon
Could you check again about the year 2007 to 2008?
It has a problem here: using" the year 2007 to 2008" instead of " the year 2007 to 2009".

In 2011, while the food price index peaked of around 240 points, there was a slight rise in the average price of oil, finishing the period at approximately 100$ per barrel.

At the and of period, both the oil and food price rised significantly, with the former went ups steadly at nearly 100 per barrel and with the later hit a peak of 240 pounds

THANK YOU MR.SIMON

At the end of period, both the oil and food price rose significantly, with the former went up steadly at nearly 100 per barrel and with the later hit a peak of 240 points

THANK YOU MR.SIMON

At the end of the period, the figures for both food and oil prices had been witnessed a considerable increase, with the former reaching a peak at 240 points and the latter recovering to around $100 per barrel.

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