Useful introductory expressions:
The graph shows / indicates / depicts / illustrates
From the graph it is clear
It can be seen from the graph
As can be seen from the graph,
As is shown / illustrated by the graph,
Example: The graph shows the percentage of children using supplements in a place over a year .
Useful time expressions:
over the next... / for the following... ( for the following two months... over the next six months... )
from ... to / between ... and ( from June to August... between June and August... )
during ( during the first three months... )
Per cent is the word form of the symbol % . We can write 10% or 10 per cent . Percentage is the noun form: The percentage of children using supplements. NOT The percent of children ...
You can use a combination of adjective + noun , or verb + adverb , to avoid repeating the same phrase.
Example: There was a sharp decrease in the numbers. The numbers decreased sharply .