a fraction..(?)

broken_chair

Senior Member
Korean
Hello.

This is quoted from the book <Third Screen> by Chuck Martin:

"Of the roughly third of cell phone users who own a basic phone, a full three quarters of them plan to upgrade to a phone with more advanced features, and a third plan for their next phone to be a smartphone."

It's difficult for me to understand the underlined part.
Does "a full quarters of them" mean "3/4 of 1/3"? :(

Waiting for your help.
 
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    "Of the roughly third of cell phone users who own a basic phone, a full three quarters of them plan to upgrade to a phone with more advanced features, and a third plan for their next phone to be a smartphone."

    It is not a very well constructed sentence but you are right. 3/4 of them plan to upgrade (where them refers to the 1/3 who own a basic phone).
     
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