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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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17 Aug 2009, 02:17
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Agree with D. Option A is almost correct except for one error "..States second.." D corrects that error with a possessive form.
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26 Jul 2010, 21:45
IMO D...
lines up perfectly with the modifier !
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27 Jul 2010, 20:02
+1 for D.. States' is the correct use that leaves us with D and E .. E is wordy, uses 'being'.. so it has to be D

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27 Jul 2010, 23:03
Why is the use of States' correct here?
Can anyone please explain what's the difference between states, state's and states' ?

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04 Feb 2013, 04:18

(A) After crude oil, natural gas is the United States second biggest fuel source and supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
** D is better: Natural gas, second biggest fuel source after crude oil.. IS PREFERRED... Also, it should be United States' second with possessive form... OUT!**

(B) Natural gas, after crude oil the United States second biggest fuel source, supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
** Natural gas supplied from North America... IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE.. OUT! **

(C) Being supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America, natural gas, the United States second biggest fuel source after crude oil.
** In its simple form, the sentence is ... Natural gas, the US second biggest fuel source... IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE... OUT!**

(D) Natural gas, the United States’ second biggest fuel source after crude oil, is supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America.
** CORRECT! Natural gas is correctly modified as second biggest fuel source. "IS SUPPLIED" is the correct verb form. **

(E) Natural gas is supplied almost exclusively from reserves in North America, being the United States’ second biggest fuel source after crude oil.
** being the US' second biggest should modify Natural Gas and by touch rule, it is modifying North America... Hence, this is OUT! **
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