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    #1

    These propagation efforts are instrumental to achieving our 2017 goal...

    These propagation efforts are instrumental to achieving our 2017 goal of 800 new believers.

    Should it be 'instrumental in' instead?

    Thanks.

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    Re: These propagation efforts are instrumental to achieving our 2017 goal...

    Both prepositions are possible; 'in' is more common. [link]

    Always state the source of quoted text, please.

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    #3

    Re: These propagation efforts are instrumental to achieving our 2017 goal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Both prepositions are possible; 'in' is more common. [link]

    Always state the source of quoted text, please.
    Thanks, Rover. The sentence is from a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist magazine.

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