Describe a percentage

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Example:

He expressed disappointment at the low prosecution rate (about 10% of the reported cases) against unlicensed operation in the past two years.

 

Question:

Can I use "at" and "against" in this case, to describe a percentage, i.e. "the rate of prosecution"?

asked May 03 '11 at 07:32 CF LOK New member

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I suggest changing 'at' to 'in'.  We don't use 'at' with forms of the word disappoint.  

 

The use of 'against' almost fits; though, I think perhaps 'of' is more correct.  

link comment answered May 04 '11 at 10:47 Kimberly Expert

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