DID YOU KNOW THAT "THE 50%" is WRONG?
Many Spanish people like to say percentages with an article in front. For example: "The 20% of people have never been to a dentist".
This is a direct translation from Spanish because in Spanish you say: "El 20%". When you speak and write in English you need to make sure that you remove the article and start directly with the %.
For example: "50% of British people can not speak a foreign language".
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.