10 phrases for talking about statistics

10 Phrases for Talking about Statistics

1. The crime rate rose.
2. The crime rate went up.
3. There was a sharp increase in crime. (sharp = sudden and large)
4. There was a gradual rise in crime.
5. There was a spike in crime. (spike = a sudden increase and then decrease)
6. The crime rate reached its peak. (peak = the highest point)
7. The crime rate plateaued. (plateaued = stayed at the same level)
8. There was a slight decrease in crime.
9. The crime rate dropped.
10. The crime rate plummeted. (= decreased a lot, very quickly)
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  • can (verb) to know how to to be able to

    I think that I can climb that fence with little effort.

    may (verb) to be allowed to

    May I help you with those heavy bundles?

  • cent: (noun) one penny 1/100 of a dollar

    Lou found one cent under the couch.

    scent: (noun) a smell odor (verb) to smell to perceive with the nose

    Do you smell the scent of raccoon? (noun)

    I scent a raccoon around here. (verb)

  • cite: (verb) to quote

    A respected attorney will often cite several cases in her argument.

    site: (noun) piece of land; location

    Our favorite restaurant chain plans to build a new establishment on

    this site.

  • continual: (adjective) happening over and over again

    The continual good behavior of the class members earned them free

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    continuous: (adjective) happening without interruption

    The continuous noise of the hammers and saws disturbed the workshop

    participants.

  • doesnít: (contraction for does + not) does not

    Steven doesnít think that we will need three umbrellas for the

    beach today.

    donít: (contraction for do + not; considered substandard usage) do not

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