Dealing English


When used between the two figures may be two options:
1) a single expression, equivalent from ... to ...;
2) the junction of two independent expressions, for example:
* Rose 5% to 10% = (rose by 5%) + (to 10%) - increased by 5% to 10%.

Task 2.

Identify with the preposition to, it is - a single expression or a joint of two expressions:
1. AGF slipped 4.60 to 145.20.
2. DigitalHs stock plunged $ 1.875 to $ 32.50.
3. Deutsche Telecom AG, which was recently privatized, is expected to have earnings growth in double figures * over the next three to four years.
* In double figures - in double figures.
4. IBM fell 2 7/8 to 155 5/8, and Intel dropped 2 9/16 to 125 11/16.

To set the border is not in the form of the exact value, but as the interval in recent years have increasingly used the preposition between:
* But the government has also trimmed its 2001 forecast of GDP growth to between 5% and 7% from an earlier target of 6% to 8%. - However, the government also revised its GDP growth forecast for 2001 to 5.7%, compared with the earlier guidance, which represents 6% -8%.

Preposition in

As one of the prepositions of time indicates the period during which something is made: in 1999 - 1999; in August - in August. With reference to the days, weeks, months and years usually means "after":
* In two weeks - two weeks;
* In two to three years - two to three years;
* In two Mondays - two weeks (literally "two Mondays")

When binding units and the value of its measurement has the same logical function as the excuse of, but the sequence of terms of the expression is reversed:
* Profit of $ 1 bn - $ 1 bn in profit;
* A rate cut of 25 basis points - a 25 basis point cut in rates (cutting rates in 25 points - 25-point cutting rates).

Often the excuse in associates more comprehensive design, both parts of which contain definitions. For example:
* A steep 22.5% decline in car sales - a sharp 22.5 percent decline in car sales (left - the two definitions (steep + 22.5%), on the right - one (car));
* A 40% jump in income (ie pro-hundred «jump», while 40 per cent): Intel Corp. wowed investors with a 40% jump in income. - Intel Corp. Stunned investors 40-percent jump in revenue.

Sometimes between the arithmetic unit and the pretext used in adverbial expression. For example:
* The firm has about $ 1 billion on a year in revenue. - The company had revenue of about $ 1 billion more than last year.

6. Dates

End «s» after dates, usually circular, indicating the plural:

* 1980s - 80s; through 1980s - over the 80-ies.

* Through 1980s, Welch barnstormed through GE shutting factories, paring payrolls and hacking mercilessly at its luck luster old-line units. - For the 80-ies. Welch has traveled all GE, closing factories, wages and beveling ruthlessly shredding unattractive, outdated business.

The prefix «mid-» denotes the middle of something:

* Mid-October - mid-October, by mid-March - mid-March, mid-1990s - mid-90's, since mid-December - mid-December: