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    increase of/in profits?

    Dear friends,

    how to use increase as a noun? I mean, there was an increase of/in profits. In the sentence, which one is correct? of or in?


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    Re: increase of/in profits?

    An increase "in" profits.

    At least, that's how I would say it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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