percent decrease : Common Errors in English

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When something has been reduced by one hundred percent, it’s all gone(or if the reduction was in its price, it’s free). You can’t properlyspeak of reducing anything by more than a hundred percent (unless it’s adeficit or debt, in which case you wind up with a surplus).

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  1. Final April report shows slight improvement in Steamboat Springs sales tax collections

    The city collected $943,443 this April, a decrease of 0.84 percent from April 2012 collections and slightly higher than the 0.92 percent decrease represented in the preliminary report.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Steamboat Pilot & Today

  2. State cuts Clarksburg road repair funds 25 percent

    Friday June 14, 2013 CLARKSBURG -- Under recent cuts from the state, the town is scheduled to see a 25 percent decrease in Chapter 90 road assistance funds for fiscal year 2014. "All I can do is shake my head," Chairman of the Selectmen Carl McKinney said at a meeting of the board this week.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: North Adams Transcript

  3. U.S. Import Prices Unexpectedly Drop In May On Lower Fuel Prices

    With prices for fuel imports seeing a significant decrease, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected drop in U.S import prices in the month of May. The report said import prices fell by 0.6 percent in May following a revised 0.7 percent decrease in April. Economists had been expecting import prices to come in unchanged.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: RTT News

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