Are these sentences all correct? 1. The exchange rate of the yuan to the dollar is 7 to 1. 2. The exchange rate of the yuan against the dollar is 7. 3. The dollar-yuan exchange rate is 7. 4. The exchange rate is 7 yuan to 1 dollar. 5. The yuan is at an exchange rate of 7 against the dollar.
Oct 30, 2019 1:07 AM
Answers · 3
I would say sentence 1 is correct. Sentence 2 is incorrect, we wouldn’t use the word “against” when talking about an exchange rate. Sentence 3, if you wish to be mainly mathematical and informative, can be changed to: “The dollar-yuan exchange rate is 7-1.” (The hyphen will replace the word “to” in this case.) Sentence 4 makes sense. Instead of saying the word “one”, you can also say “a dollar”. Sentence 5 is incorrect. You could change it to: “The Yuan is currently at an exchange rate of 7 yuan to one dollar.”
October 30, 2019
Personally I find them all ok. I suspect use of "rate" with a single number is probably commonplace. BTW: Using numbers, such as "1", rather than "one" was once considered lazy for small numbers.
October 30, 2019
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