III.1 The 'increase' group
These verbs are concerned with changes in value, amount, level, or degree.
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The nation's industrial production declined 2 percent last month.
In Paris, the dollar fell a fifth of a cent.
If you have five stocks, and three go down 75 percent, one goes up ten-fold, and one goes up 20 percent, you still have good performance for those five.
Antibodies increase two- to three-fold in experimental animals fed on excess vitamin E.
Income rose a bit for families without children.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which slid 37.55 points on Friday, finished 25.94 points up.