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    Default A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros is made in order to develop and test the scientific hypotheses and prove the applicability of the concepts with which the research is concerned.
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    Can I omit the preposition "of" in the sentence above?

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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    Definitely not.

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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    Had they not used "between XXX and XXX euros", would you have tried to remove the preposition?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    Thanks,
    I have tried it but I found some examples in Google that confusing me.
    1. Between 1950 and 1991 total savings varied between 14 and 22 percent of GDP, and investment between 15 and 22 percent of GDP.
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    Banerjee and Duflo (2004) first show that, after the reforms, newly eligible firms (those with investment between 6.5 million and 30 million) received on average larger increments in their working capital limit than smaller firms.

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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thanks,

    1. Between 1950 and 1991 total savings varied between 14 and 22 percent of GDP, and investment between 15 and 22 percent of GDP.
    In this one, the word "varied" has been omitted in the second half of the sentence, between "investment" and "between". In full, it would read "Between 1950 and 1991, total savings varied between 14 and 22 percent of GDP, and investment varied between 15 and 22 percent of GDP."


    You didn't answer my question in post #3. Imagine that the amount of money was simply 250,000 dollars. How would you start the sentence?
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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    Thanks, I see it now!
    You didn't answer my question in post #3. Imagine that the amount of money was simply 250,000 dollars. How would you start the sentence?
    1. A first investment of 250,000 dollars is made in order to develop and test the scientific hypotheses and prove the applicability of the concepts with which the research is concerned.

    2. A first investment 250,000 dollars is made in order to develop and test the scientific hypotheses and prove the applicability of the concepts with which the research is concerned.

    In this case, I have no problem with #1, therefore, I think my problem is that the use of two prepositions "of between XXX and XXX".
    But I don't see why #2 is incorrect. Can I understand "A first investment 250,000 dollars" as "A first investment that is 250,000 dollars"?

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    Default Re: A first investment of between 150,000 and 500,000 euros

    A first investment of 250,000 dollars = A first investment amounting to 250,000 dollars

    The only way you could remove "of" would be to put the figure in brackets:

    A first investment (250,000 dollars) is made to ...


    We use "of" quite frequently like this:

    I made a payment of £10 to reserve the item.
    He saved up the massive sum of £1000 to buy his own computer.
    At a price of $5, this is a real bargain.
    A saving of $5 makes this a real bargain.
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