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# The yield of natural gas from Norway's Troll gas field is expected to

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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

Originally posted by wahi00 on 02 Oct 2005, 18:53.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Dec 2018, 05:09, edited 3 times in total.
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03 Sep 2007, 23:33
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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
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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, 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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27 Sep 2007, 02:38
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I will go with B, although D was a conteder

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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30 Jan 2012, 12:21
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??

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30 Jan 2012, 12:33
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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??

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.

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30 Jan 2012, 15:04
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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!!

http://www.sinclair.edu/centers/tlc/lmr ... /index.cfm
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27 Dec 2013, 09:18
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IMO B,
The yield is supposed to increase and to stabilize. Hence C, D, and E are gone.
Out of A and B, "which" in A is incorrectly referring to day.

B wins..
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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.

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.

Here is the notes that I got from Thursday's with Ron session on March, 26 2015 The use of AND

See the video from 49:00 to 01:03:00 below

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Comma + __ING
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I dropped the bags onto the floor, scaring the dogs
1. comma + verb+ing : Same time frame as the main action. (dogs got scared when bags are dropped)
2. Comma + __ING Must describe the main action in some way
. Immediate, simultaneous consequence
. Further description
. Subordinate action
3. The main action should describe directly
. Of the people/things in the sentence, the SUBJECT should be most directly responsible for '__ING' action

CORRECT: Colin was struck by a bus, dying instantly (same time frame as main action)
NOT CORRECT: Colin was struck by a bus, dying in the hospital an hour later (DIFFERENT TIME FRAME, Cannot use comma + __ING)

Analysis:
- The point of ",__ING" is it has to be contemporaneous(in same time frame) of preceding clause
- Option (D) and (E) ", then stabilizing" is wrong
- Option (C) does not have parallel structure ".. to increase ... and then stabilizing"
- Option (A) and (B) has parallel structure ".. to increase ... and then to stabilize"
- Option (A) - "which will allow such an extraction" gives wrong meaning..

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08 Aug 2017, 13:09
The sentence is about predictions that Troll gas field's yield would increase until it stabilized at a particular extraction rate in 2005. The term extraction rate refers to six billion cubic feet a day, so it is redundant and confusingly circular to rename six billion cubic feet with the relative pronoun which in the subject position and then reintroduce extraction rate as the object

A The relative phrase beginning with which is nonsensical, since the pronoun reference is inaccurate, and the phrase essentially says that the extraction rate enables the extraction rate. "which" refers to "day", and "a day will allow such an extraction rate" is not correct

B Correct. The infinitive to stabilize parallels to increase; information about the six billion cubic feet a day is expressed clearly and concisely in an appositive phrase containing a relative clause (an extraction rate that will allow ... ).

C The phrasing is awkward and unclear; stabilizing is an incorrect verb form; it should be an infinitive to parallel to increase. Also "with such an extraction rate" is not the right idiom

D 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. "allowing such an extraction rate" is not the right idiom

E Stabilizing violates the requirement of parallelism, and which introduces a nonsensical redundancy, effectively making the claim that the extraction rate (six billion cubic feet) enables the extraction rate.
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