The president of Venezuela announced last week that he and other government officials should take pay cuts as part of budget reductions. The Reuters news service says the reductions are meant to answer the lower oil prices. It says Venezuela gets 96 percent of its export earnings from oil sales. The nation has among the highest inflation rates in Latin America. (VOA Learning English)
When first seeing the script, I thought the ‘has’ must be the typo of ‘is,’ because I can’t see its complement before the following prepositional phrase, among the highest inflation rates. But the news presenter says ‘has.’ Can you tell me where is the complement of ‘has’? Is it the prepositional phrase, perchance? Can this be possible?