Student or Learner
In the following sentence, should I use "of" or "in"? Or both are correct, but different meanings? Please advise.
Moody's downgrade of the UK followed the release of the real GDP figures for Q4 2012 showing a contracting of 0.3% quarter-on-quarter, confirming the persistent weakness of/in UK economic performance.
Anthony the learner
Both prepositions are acceptable and there is no difference in meaning.