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    #1

    delighted at /by / with the improvments

    They were delighted at/by/with the improvements to the environment.

    Which preposition should I use?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: delighted at /by / with the improvments

    * Not a teacher

    I think all of them are possible, but with and at are the most frequent according to COCA. I would choose with since it seems to fit better in your context, IMHO.
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