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# After crude oil, natural gas is the United States second

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After crude oil, natural gas is the United States second biggest fuel source and supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
(A) After crude oil, natural gas is the United States second biggest fuel source and supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
(B) Natural gas, after crude oil the United States second biggest fuel source, supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
(C) Being supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America, natural gas, the United States second biggest fuel source after crude oil.
(D) Natural gas, the United States’ second biggest fuel source after crude oil, is supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
(E) Natural gas is supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America, being the United States’ second biggest fuel source after crude oil

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02 Jul 2009, 02:55
I am really confused between A & D.
What differentiates the 2 statements?
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03 Jul 2009, 11:14
urchin wrote:
I am really confused between A & D.
What differentiates the 2 statements?

There are no clear errors in A, but I think when it is available option, it is always better to begin a sentence with a subject as we heve in D. Besides, in D the emphasize is on the fact that natural gas is supplied exclusively from...and the fact that it is the second biggest resource after crude oil, has additional, not essential meaning. And that's what the sentence is about IMHO
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03 Jul 2009, 13:04
Natia wrote:
urchin wrote:
I am really confused between A & D.
What differentiates the 2 statements?

There are no clear errors in A, but I think when it is available option, it is always better to begin a sentence with a subject as we heve in D. Besides, in D the emphasize is on the fact that natural gas is supplied exclusively from...and the fact that it is the second biggest resource after crude oil, has additional, not essential meaning. And that's what the sentence is about IMHO

I think "United States" should be in possessive case. This is correctly used in "D"
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04 Jul 2009, 00:08
Casinoking wrote:
Natia wrote:
urchin wrote:
I am really confused between A & D.
What differentiates the 2 statements?

There are no clear errors in A, but I think when it is available option, it is always better to begin a sentence with a subject as we heve in D. Besides, in D the emphasize is on the fact that natural gas is supplied exclusively from...and the fact that it is the second biggest resource after crude oil, has additional, not essential meaning. And that's what the sentence is about IMHO

I think "United States" should be in possessive case. This is correctly used in "D"

agree this is the first thing I looked for in the options.
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