JAMES
I'm not sure about a line of a movie “A first offender at Christmastime is tougher than tiger meat. Conviction's only 78 percent as against 82 percent last year.” I’m not sure what does "Conviction's only 78 percent as against 82 percent last year" exactly mean. I think it possibly means "Conviction is 78 percent this year and was 82 percent last year." or "78 percent of a first offender was convicted and 82 percent of recidivist was convicted last year.", but I don‘t know which is right. Or I completely understand it wrong?
Nov 22, 2016 12:48 AM
Answers · 1
Your first answer is correct. It means that while last year there was a conviction rate of 82%, this year there is only a conviction rate of 78%. Both of these percentages apply to 1st time offenders.
November 22, 2016
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JAMES
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
Learning Language
English, Japanese