Grammar Police

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    When using statistics in a sentance, would you write "three per cent" or "3%" i.e. Aboriginal peoples make up roughly three percent of all Canadians.
     
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    Three percent, unless the writing is informal.
     
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    Ditto Clay.

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    Well I really don't know, but WordPerfect grammer check highlights "three percent", but not 3% in the sentance. For whatever that's worth.
     
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    Merci Buckets.
     
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    grammar checkers stink.
     
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    I'm using MS word and nothing, but I can remember it being incorrect in the past. I hate grammar. It's almost as bad as math. :confused:
     
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    I know! One comma fixes all. :laugh:
     
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    Some do I know. I would be inclined to use "three percent" myself.
     
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