One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘By 1.30 pm only one billion shares had traded in FTSE stocks, with advancers outweighing decliners by three-to-one on the main index.’
- ‘To complicate issues further, one of the two advancers in the group has the unenviable task of facing the other tournament favourite, France, in the second round.’
- ‘Gulliver travels to the other side of the Academy where the advancers of speculative learning reside, and meets a professor who explains their method of learning.’
- ‘On the New York Stock Exchange, decliners beat advancers by 9-to - 7 as 980m shares changed hands.’
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