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    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of the phrase "of the total" in the following context:


    Out of these 250 political parties, only 50 ones are eligible for public financing.
    This direct public financing which represents roughly 80 million a year is divided in half:
    The first half is based on the performance of the political parties in the general elections and represents 40 million of the total.


    Does "of the total" mean that 40 is the total amount, or does it mean 40 out of the total sum, i.e. 40 out of roughly 80?

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    Re: of the total

    It is forty millions [half] of the total of eighty millions.

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    Re: of the total

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is forty millions [half] of the total of eighty millions.
    Thank you very much, Anglika.

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