Keywords: compare, connect, trend
(description of highest number). Next come (subject/item), with (number)
(description of highest number). Next come (subject/item), gerund (describing one number or change)
- The structure is used to describe the second highest number, sometimes even the third, and perhaps fourth, highest number. See examples.
- “followed by” can be used to express the same thing, but it should be in the same sentence with the highest number. See samples.
- “next come” and “followed by” can be used to together to mention the second and third highest numbers. See samples.
The biggest sector in 2003 was travel, with 36% of total online sales. Next came the clothes sector, standing at 24%.
Next came central-heating ownership, rising from 37% of households in 1972 to 64% in 1983.
The biggest sector in 2003 was travel, with 36% of total online sales, followed by the clothes sector, standing at 24%.
Average income earners also favoured hamburgers, spending 33 pence per person per week, followed by fish and chips at 24 pence, then pizza at 11 pence.
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More than 17% of Australia’s inmates are held in private prisons. Next comes Britain, with 10%, and America at 7%.
The boost was most generous in North Dakota, where spending increased by $1,116; next came Wyoming with $518.
Next came people aged 18-29, with an increase of 11 percentage points.