Can anyone please tell me what does を in 再稼働をてこに収益改善 in the sentence below indicate? I know that を is followed by a verb, but how come in this case it's followed by a noun てこ?



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I know that を is followed by a verb..

Not true. It is often followed by a noun as well.

「~~を + てこ + に」

in this context, means:

"with ~~ as the driving force"

If, however, you insist on "seeing" a verb, try thinking one is implied and left unsaid as in:


You should be able to see the verb 「する」 there.

In any case, the phrase means:

"(anticipating improved profitability) with the restart of the nuclear plant (used) as the driving force"

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