I'm writing the following sentence:
Women lead uptake at XX%.
But a friend is saying that it should be written:
Women lead uptake with XX%.
Which one is correct?
Use 'with' if you are reporting the percentage as a fraction of the whole. Use 'at' if you are reporting the percentage as a target or score.
"William won the school election, with 62% of the votes."
"The polls indicated that William's approval rating was at 73%."
I would say 'with' is strictly correct: you are essentially shortening:
Women lead uptake with XX% of the total
That doesn't make sense with at:
Women lead uptake at XX% of the total
"with" means "By the means of" "at" means "in or near the location of" i would use "by".buy an economics newspaper tomorrow. You can see a whole page of examples.