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Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Sir, give us more task and increase the length of lesson .It is Just one sentence lesson.Thanks.

6.1 % of women in Scotland were unemployed in 2013, and this figure rose by a mere 0.6 % one year later.

Hi Pachu,

Your answer is correct, as I'm sure you already know.

I know that this is a short post from Simon, but in the Archives there is plenty of material - going as far back as September 2009. So, you'll never be short of tasks to work on.

Good luck with your studies.

Ok thanks @ Pete Walton.

The sentence should use merely instead of mere.

6.1% of women in Scotland were unemployed in 2013, and this figure rose by merely 0.6% one year later.

6.1% of women in Scotland were unemployed in 2013, and this figure rose merely 0.6% one year later.

6.1% of women in Scotland were unemployed in 2013, and this figure rose merely by 0.6% one year later.

FROM SIMON:

Pachu was right:

"this figure rose by a mere 0.6%.

We don't say "a mere OF".

NOTE: I don't recommend using 'merely' when describing numbers like this.

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