Let’s consider the short text below related to botany:
At the end of the study, we obtained a rate of 91 p.c.of vegetative recovery for the cuttings (1) ... shade and (2) … 97 p.c. for the cuttings exposed to the sun. However, the cuttings (3) … plots exposed to the sun clearly stand out from the cuttings (4) … the shade with a shorter time of recovery. (5) … 3 months, only the (6) … (7) … despite a high recovery rate for all the cuttings.
A. Can ‘per cent’ be abbreviated as ‘p.c.’ or is it better to write ‘%’?
B. Which option is correct to complete each blank above?
1. in / in the / under / under the
2. of / Ø
3. of / from
4. in / under
5. After / At the end of
6. sunny seedlings / seedlings exposed to the sun
7. survive / survived / have survived