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Monday, August 28, 2017

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Hi, Teacher Simon, could you help me with this sentence?
Although East Asia had the largest proportion of the population in the world, at nearly a third, its proportion of public spending on education was only 4%.
I realised that the sentence has a problem in the place: "...in the world, at nearly a third,...", meaning that commas have not been used appropriately yet. But I find it hard to rewrite this sentence so I hope you could give me some ideas.
Thank you so much.

I really experienced about the time problem. When doing exam I felt like time go to fast.

I myself found the way to correct my sentence, let's see:
Although East Asia had the largest proportion of the population in the world( nearly a third), its proportion of public spending on education was only 4%.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has other ideas for this sentence!

This is my biggest problem in Ielts reading exam .. Thank you so much for your brilliant piece of advice .

Phong

According to Wikpedia East Asia currently has 22% of world population, and South Asia over 24%.

"Although East Asia had the biggest slice/portion of world population (nearly a third), its share of global public spending on education was only 4%."

Gus Thanks to your attention. From your sentence I see something better to continue improving our words. We should say " the world's population".

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