number及proportion單複數用法為何呢?

自己寫的例句:

A glance at the two figures provided reveals the numbers of electricity in daily demand and the proportion of electricity purpose.

問題:不確定要用the numbers 還是 the number ; the proportion 還是 the proportions

請英文達人幫我說明上述的不同處, 謝謝~

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi 給您一點我自已的看法希望對您有點助益。

    A glance at the two figures provided reveals the numbers of electricity in daily demand and the proportion of electricity purpose.

    the numbers 可用複數,表複數的數字。而依文意是至少有二個數字,所以應該用複數。

    the proportion of electricity purpose. 單就文法上來說,electrical purpose 會比較適合。

    其他的我找不出更具體的文法錯誤。

  • rhody
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    無論幾位數都是一個數字

    ex. The number of the students in the school is 2135.

    proportion, vocabulary, population..等字皆為不可數,恆用單數

    查字典即知

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