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    Transformation of sentence

    When there is a shortage of oil, its price will go up.

    Sentence transformation of above question.

    The price of oil will go up unless there is a shortage (of it).

    If 'of it' necessary?

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    When there is a shortage of oil, its price will go up.

    Sentence transformation of above question.

    The price of oil will go up unless there is a shortage (of it).

    If 'of it' necessary?

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    No, "of it" would be understood.
    I'm not sure what the exercise is, but your 'transformation' means the opposition of the original sentence.
    A transformation that means the same is, "The price of oil goes up when there is a shortage [of oil/it]"
    Your sentence means "When there is a shortage of oil, its price will not go up."

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, "of it" would be understood.
    I'm not sure what the exercise is, but your 'transformation' means the opposition of the original sentence.
    A transformation that means the same is, "The price of oil goes up when there is a shortage [of oil/it]"
    Your sentence means "When there is a shortage of oil, its price will not go up."
    Thanks, Raymott.

    The answer is from an English workbook. Thanks for pointing out the error, which I failed to spot.

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