the profits in 2004 or the 2004 profits?

English translation: Either one works equally well

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English term or phrase:the profits in 2004 or the 2004 profits?
English translation:Either one works equally well
Entered by: mockingbird (X)

04:19 Apr 19, 2005
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English term or phrase: the profits in 2004 or the 2004 profits?
The following is for a title of an article.

which one is more correct?

PT SP PROFITS IN 2004 INCREASED BY RP 51.7 BILLION, or

PT SP's 2004 PROFITS INCREASED BY 51. 7 BILLION

Note: PT SP is a limited liability company. Though it is about the profits in 2004, but the result of the audit is just recently announced. What tense should be used?
mockingbird (X)
Either one works equally well
Explanation:
Just a question of style.
imho

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-19 04:29:23 GMT)
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We saw a significant turnaround in our US carbon materials
and chemicals business where 2004 profits increased $17.6 million from 2003 and continued strength in our US railroad and Australian operations.
http://bankruptcy-survival.com/content/view/268/2/

Housing gross profits in 2004 increased 31.5%, or $400.4 million, to $1.67 billion from $1.27 billion in 2003.
http://biz.yahoo.com/e/050214/kbh10-k.html
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Robert Donahue (X)
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5 +10Either one works equally well
Robert Donahue (X)


  

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Either one works equally well


Explanation:
Just a question of style.
imho

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-19 04:29:23 GMT)
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We saw a significant turnaround in our US carbon materials
and chemicals business where 2004 profits increased $17.6 million from 2003 and continued strength in our US railroad and Australian operations.
http://bankruptcy-survival.com/content/view/268/2/

Housing gross profits in 2004 increased 31.5%, or $400.4 million, to $1.67 billion from $1.27 billion in 2003.
http://biz.yahoo.com/e/050214/kbh10-k.html

Robert Donahue (X)
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Grading comment
thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  RHELLER: but drop the "'s" after SP - not necessary - this is telegraphic style
4 mins
  -> You're absolutely right. : ) Thanks Rita

agree  Kurt Porter
13 mins
  -> Thank you Kurt

agree  humbird
22 mins
  -> Thank you Humbird

agree  Balaban Cerit
24 mins
  -> Thanks Balaban

agree  Can Altinbay: But it's important to have the "from" clause, as Robert does in both of his examples. A+
35 mins
  -> Also a very good point Can. Thank you very much!

agree  Mikhail Kropotov
1 hr
  -> Thanks Mike

agree  Java Cafe
8 hrs
  -> Thank you Java Cafe

agree  Charlie Bavington (X): Both are OK by me (well, not both, one or the other, obviously!)
9 hrs
  -> Thanks Charlie

agree  mrrobkoc
17 hrs
  -> Thanks Beeboy

agree  webguru
18 hrs
  -> Thanks Webguru
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