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Lenka

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"Nearly two thirds of the budget are covered BY/WITH foreign direct investment."

Which of the preposition is correct and why?
 

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"Nearly two thirds of the budget are covered BY/WITH foreign direct investment."

Which of the preposition is correct and why?
Hi Lenka,
the word 'covered', 'by' points someone or something who/that did the covering, and 'with' or 'in' points to the material.
foreign direct investment (DID IT) covered nearly two thirds of.....
I will go for "by" here.

Let's see what natives say, ok?
 

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Thanks, Banderas ;-). I think you are right.
 
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