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The yield of natural gas from Norway's Troil gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabillize at six billion cubic fet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years' prduction.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for.

B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least.

C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing.

D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least.

E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least.

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The yield of natural gas from Norway's Troll gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years' production

a) 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for

b) 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least

C) 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing

d) 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least

e) 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

Why is the Answer Not "D"?

Most Importantly what is an Appositive and an Appostive Phrase??

I look forward to your responses Thank You in advance!!

D is incorrect: Stabilizing is an incorrect verb form; it should be an infinitive to parallel to increase the subsequent phrase is awkward and confusing because it is not clear what noun allowing is supposed to modify.

B is correct because the infinitive to stabilize parallels to increase.

Appositives are nouns, noun phrases, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it. Below is a few examples of appositive phrases (Non-restrictive), highlighted in bold.

The firm chose Mary, vice president of public affairs, as its chief executive officer. Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the moon, is a native of Ohio. Her husband, Fritz, is a nice guy.

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day , which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which
will allow such an extraction rate at least for (which modifies day=>OUT) B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least (the last part modifies "six billion cubic feet a day"=>OK) C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing (a day, with=>OUT) D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least ("allow ..for" here is not appropriately used; "then stabilizing" lacks parallel antecendent; besides, "allowing" modifies "yield"=>wrong sence =>OUT) Allow for TIME/MONEY to plan to use a particular amount of money, time, etc for something Allow three hours for the whole journey. E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least (which modifies day=>OUT)

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Thank you for the response it makes total sense. As for the worksheet that is amazing!! I went ahead and found a bunch of more handouts on their website regarding Punctuation and Grammar. Thank You So Much!!

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The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troil gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for
2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least
2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing
2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least
2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troil gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

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go with answer B.

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troil gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least 50 years’ production

the conjunction "and" is essential and need to use "to stabilize" for llism with "to increase". the clause "which will allow" in A is incorrect.

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The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected to increase
annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day , which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which
will allow such an extraction rate at least for
B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an
extraction rate that will allow at least
C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with
such an extraction rate at the least allowing
D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing
such an extraction rate for at least
E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will
allow such an extraction rate for at least

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day , which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

B. I also prefer B over D.

"an extraction rate that will allow ........" clearly modifies the preceding clause "The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected (to increase annually until the year 2005 and then) to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day".

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day , which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

B. I also prefer B over D.

"an extraction rate that will allow ........" clearly modifies the preceding clause "The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected (to increase annually until the year 2005 and then) to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day".

The yield of natural gas from Norway’s Troll gas field is expected to increase annually until the year 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day , which will allow such an extraction rate at least for 50 years’ production.

A. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate at least for B. 2005 and then to stabilize at six billion cubic feet a day, an extraction rate that will allow at least C. 2005 and then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, with such an extraction rate at the least allowing D. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, allowing such an extraction rate for at least E. 2005, then stabilizing at six billion cubic feet a day, which will allow such an extraction rate for at least

C, D, E are out - stabilizing is not in parallel with "to increase"

Close call between A & B.

A seems verbose but I think B is distorting the meaning of the clause.

However, I will go with B since it is the concise form of the sentence.

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