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    #1

    at 23.4% or with 23.4%?

    Please help me with the usage of a preposition. Thank you.

    In the paragraph below, should I use "at" or "with" in the parenthesis?

    "The pie chart shows Taipei First Girls’ High School students’ preferences for breakfast foods every day. It is clear that the most popular food is eggs, with 25% of the students eating them. The second most popular food is toast and jam, (A. at 23.4%, B. with 23.4%). The third most popular food is hamburgers, with around a fifth of the students, 19.6%, saying they prefer them. Those who like to eat rice balls and marinated eggs make up 12% of the students. Surprisingly, just over a tenth of the students, 11.6%, skip breakfast completely. The less popular foods are bagels and steamed buns, (A. at, B. with) 5.6% and 2.8% respectively. "

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    Re: at 23.4% or with 23.4%?

    No preposition is necessary within the parentheses.

    'The second most popular food is toast and jam (23.4%).' (No comma.)

    'The least popular foods are bagels and steamed buns, at 5.6% and 2.8% respectively.'




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