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

Tan Elaine

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

Always state the source of quoted text, please.
 

Tan Elaine

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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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