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Post time 2007-11-3 11:53:05 |Display all floors
Glacier No 1, which lies at the headwaters of the Urumqi River in the Tianshan Mountains, has shrunk by close to 14 percent in the past four decades,
这句话里by是缩小到百分之十四,还是缩小了百分之十四。谢谢。

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Post time 2007-11-4 10:46:41 |Display all floors
是缩小了百分之十四。这个 by 可用可不用,意思一样。

如果想说缩小到百分之十四,那是 has shrunk to 14%.

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Post time 2007-11-4 11:32:59 |Display all floors

thank you jl2315

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Post time 2007-11-5 07:27:49 |Display all floors
the confusion resulted from this: by (close to) 14 percent

close to -> about, nearly

that is, by about 14 percent, by nearly 14 percent.

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Post time 2007-11-5 12:07:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ptbptb at 2007-11-5 07:27
the confusion resulted from this: by (close to) 14 percent

close to -> about, nearly

that is, by about 14 percent, by nearly 14 percent.

Spot on~!

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