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In normal usage, "percent" should always be accompanied by a number. Otherwise, use "percentage."
Ex: A large percentage of the population likes chocolate.
Ex: Approximately 47 percent of the customers ordered dessert.
You have finally given a very clear distinction that has been bothering us in our college.
a high per cent of people never graduate from college
sometime has passed since I last ate dinner at that restaurant.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|