make up the least portion

monkeyaug

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korean
Is ' make the least or the biggest portion' correct ?

Which ethnic groups makes the least portion of the population in England? or

The scots make up the bigget portion of the population in the United Kindom.
 
  • monkeyaug

    Banned
    korean
    What about 'make up the least parts of the population'? I am talking about the number of people who makes up the population of the United Kingdom'?
     

    se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The thing is, there must be a hundred ways to divide up the population of the United Kingdom into different elements, but I can't think of one that makes the Scots the biggest element.

    Depending on which way you choose to divide up the population, different words are likely to be appropriate to refer to the "portion", "part" or "element".
     
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