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    "Nearly two thirds of the budget are covered BY/WITH foreign direct investment."

    Which of the preposition is correct and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    "Nearly two thirds of the budget are covered BY/WITH foreign direct investment."

    Which of the preposition is correct and why?
    Hi Lenka,
    the word 'covered', 'by' points someone or something who/that did the covering, and 'with' or 'in' points to the material.
    foreign direct investment (DID IT) covered nearly two thirds of.....
    I will go for "by" here.

    Let's see what natives say, ok?

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    Thanks, Banderas . I think you are right.

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