The company chalked a 52.8% and 47.3% growth in revenue and pre-tax profit respectively.

Is the above usage of "respectively" correct? I mean to say:

The company chalked a 52.8% growth in revenue and 47.3% growth in pre-tax profit

  • Was it 52.8% revenue and 47.3% pre-tax profit?
    – jimsug
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 7:55
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    Yes. I intend to mean that.
    – Pupu
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 8:42
  • 1
    As an aside, the typical usage is not just chalked but chalked up. Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 9:11
  • I think you should normally put a comma before respectively
    – E.V.
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 16:53

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Yes, that is correct - when we say respectively, it is a way of linking items in one list to the items in another, with the same positions.

Alice and Bob received sentences of one year and eight months respectively

Alice received a sentence of one year, and Bob received a sentence of eight months.

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