[Grammar] How to use 'it' to refer to a thing correctly?

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Miao.L

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Hi, the sentence I wrote is- The second largest share is given to the Current Military with 28% of the budget while the Past Military received money 10 percent less than it.

Is it correct to use 'it' here? Does this 'it' mean the 28% of the budget the Current Military received?

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Hi, the sentence I wrote is- The second largest share is given to the Current Military with 28% of the budget while the Past Military received money 10 percent less than it.

Is it correct to use 'it' here? Does this 'it' mean the 28% of the budget the Current Military received?

Thank you!

Here is my revised version of your sentence:

The second largest share is given to the Current Military, with 28% of the budget, while the Past Military receive 10% less.

"It" isn't required, nor are several other words in your original example, as you can see above. In your sentence, "it" simply referred to the budget, not to the percentage.

There is a budget.
The Current Military gets 28% of it.
The Past Military gets 18% of it.
 
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