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# If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the

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If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil, even if the deposits are not immediately tapped.
(A) it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil
(B) the amount that is able to be used as fuel will expand and the price of oil be reduced
(C) it will cause an increase in the amount that is able to be used as fuel and a reduction in the price of oil
(D) the amount that can be used as fuel will increase and the price of oil will drop
(E) it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price

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19 Jun 2004, 09:18
D is best
A,C and E "it" has incorrect referent.

If additional deposits of oil are found, it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price even if the deposits are not immediately tapped.

"it" incorrectly refers to plural noun "additional deposits"

B is obviously wrong because there is no such thing as an "amount being able to"
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20 Jun 2004, 23:40
it is ambiguous
between B and D ... D is best (B is unnecessarily wordy)

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