percent vs per cent : Common Errors in English

About percent vs per cent

In the US the two-word spelling “per cent” is considered rather old-fashioned and is rarely used; but in the UK and countries influenced by it, the two-word form is still standard, though use of “percent” is spreading fast even there.

percent Meaning(s)

  • (n) a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)

percent in News

  1. Poll: 40 percent of Coloradans say Udall deserves re-election

    Just 40 percent of Colorado voters said in a poll out Friday they believe Sen. Mark Udall deserves to win his re-election bid next year and only 43 percent believe in the job he's doing — even though the first-term senator doesn't have an opponent yet.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. Zimbabwe's May inflation slows to 2.2 percent y/y

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's headline consumer inflation slowed to 2.2 percent year-on-year in May from 2.49 percent in April, data from the national statistics agency Zimstats showed on Friday. On a month-on-month basis prices fell by 0.21 percent in May after a 0.07 percent decline in April, Zimstats said.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. 30 percent chance of showers Thursday afternoon, evening in Morgan County

    Morgan County will have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service . Otherwise, Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 91 degrees, and breezy, with a southeast wind of 11 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Fort Morgan Times

per cent in News

  1. Bell Aliant to redeem $400 million of 4.95 per cent medium term notes

    Bell Aliant to redeem $400 million of 4.95 per cent medium term notes
    on June 14, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. REPEAT-BMO Harris Private Banking Changing Face of Wealth Study: More Than 90 Per Cent of Affluent Quebecers Have a ...

    - Ninety-two per cent of high-net worth individuals in Quebec have completed a graduate, professional or undergraduate degree, compared to 80 per cent nationally - Nearly two-thirds of millionaires in Quebec are self-made - Forty-four per cent were either born outside of Canada or are first generation Canadian
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwire

  3. BMO Harris Private Banking Changing Face of Wealth Study: More Than 90 Per Cent of Affluent Quebecers Have a ...

    - Ninety-two per cent of high-net worth individuals in Quebec have completed a graduate, professional or undergraduate degree, compared to 80 per cent nationally - Nearly two-thirds of millionaires in Quebec are self-made - Forty-four per cent were either born outside of Canada or are first generation Canadian
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwire

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