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the figure/amount

English translation: 'it' is fine


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English term or phrase:the figure/amount
English translation:'it' is fine
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00:48 Aug 21, 2014
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English term or phrase: the figure/amount
While the average per capita educational expenditure for a junior high school student in Shanghai was RMB1535.83 in 1995, ***it*** was RMB311.86 in Sichuan

Can I use "it" here? Or shall I use "the amount" or "the figure"? Thanks.
Ms Faith
'it' is fine
I would use 'it'.
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Alita Balbi
Local time: 15:20
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4 +7'it' is fine
Alita Balbi
5the amount
Eddie Ginieniewicz

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
'it' is fine

I would use 'it'.

Alita Balbi
Local time: 15:20
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof: 'It ' or 'the amount'.
21 mins

agree  Gallagy
39 mins

agree  Takeshi MIYAHARA
2 hrs

agree  Tony M: Any of the three works fine — but I think 'it' is all that is really needed, since it refers back to 'per capita ... expenditure'
3 hrs

agree  Catherine Fitzsimons
8 hrs

agree  Veronika McLaren
1 day 2 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans
1 day 10 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
the amount

it or amount is fine.
Amount is used meaning a sum of money,
while figure can be any number, but not specifically money.

Eddie Ginieniewicz
Local time: 14:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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