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In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was due to travel to work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for commuting to and from work.

Sue

"trips" is plural:

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=50+%25+of+*+was%2C50+%25+of+*+were&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t2%3B%2C50%20%25%20of%20%2A%20was%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20which%20was%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20it%20was%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20this%20was%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20what%20was%3B%2Cc0%3B.t2%3B%2C50%20%25%20of%20%2A%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20them%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20these%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20which%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20whom%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20patients%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20women%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20cases%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20those%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20cells%20were%3B%2Cc0%3B%3B50%20%25%20of%20females%20were%3B%2Cc0

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was for the purpose of moving to work.

In 2009,49% of the trip made by Americans commuter.

In 2009, 49% of trips made Americans was for commuting to and working

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=%22percent+of+trips+were%22&oq=%22percent+of+trips+were%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...23814.25827.0.26154.8.8.0.0.0.0.345.800.2-2j1.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.0.0.dtYgzb2FDy4

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to commute to and from work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who were to commute to and from work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were done because of commuting to work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans to travel to and from workplace.

In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans in order to travel to and from workplace.

In 2009 ,49% of the trips made by Americans were for the purpose of commuting to and from work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made my Americans were for commuting to and from workplace.

We've already used "commute to and from work" in the overview. Is there another phrase?

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=commuting+to+and+from+workplace%2Cto+and+from+work%2Ccommuting+to+and+from+work%2Cto+and+from+workplace%2Cfor+commuting+purposes%2Cfor+the+purpose+of+commuting%2Ctravel+between+home+and+work%2Cbetween+home+and+work%2C+trips+between+home+and+work&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cto%20and%20from%20work%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ccommuting%20to%20and%20from%20work%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cto%20and%20from%20workplace%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cfor%20commuting%20purposes%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cfor%20the%20purpose%20of%20commuting%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ctravel%20between%20home%20and%20work%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cbetween%20home%20and%20work%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ctrips%20between%20home%20and%20work%3B%2Cc0

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=%22trips+were+between+home+and+work%22

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who were commuting.

jj
Anh Nguyen
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JJ

Notice the main verb comes after "made by Americans":

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=%22trips+made+by+Americans%22

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were due to commuting to work.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who going and coming back from workplace.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by americans were to commute to and from work

FROM SIMON:

I would probably write something like this:

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans WERE for the purpose of commuting.

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who commuted to and from work.

Alice & Aida

"made by Americans" is a "reduced relative clause" not a main verb.

Much info on web, for example:
https://www.thoughtco.com/reduced-relative-clauses-1211107

In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for traveling in between their work place

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