Saturday, March 31, 2018

Net vs. gross

NET VS. GROSS: I wasn't exactly sure what net and gross meant, so I looked it up.


Net refers to the amount remaining after certain adjustments have been made for debts, deductions or expenses. Gross income is the pre-tax net sales minus cost of sales.


That leaves me more confused than ever.


Here's another explanation: Gross refers to the whole of something, while net refers to a part of a whole following some sort of deduction.


That's closer to what I've heard in the past.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

I wasn't sure what FNC meant in a headline

HEADLINE FOUND ONLINE: Donald Trump Sacks National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster; FNC Analyst John Bolton To Replace

I had no idea what FNC means, so I looked it up. Bolton was an analyst for Fox News Channel, which I don't watch.


I might have said this: Trump hires Fox News analyst John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. You don't get sacks in the headline, but you can find it in the article.


You could also change it to: Trump sacks H.R. McMaster, hires Fox News analyst John Bolton as national security adviser.

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