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    Default to-clause modifer?

    "As post-war “baby-boomers” approach retirement age, our population aged 65 or above is expected to surge from about 900 000 at present to 2.1 million by 2030 to account for a quarter of our population"




    Does the underlined to-clause function as a post-modifier, modifying the noun phrase "2.1million"?


    Can I rewrite it to ".....2.1 million by 2030, which account for a quarter of our population" or .....2.1 million by 2030, accounting for a quarter of our population" to produce the same meaning of the original sentence?

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    Default Re: to-clause modifer?

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    "As post-war “baby-boomers” approach retirement age, our population aged 65 or above is expected to surge from about 900 000 at present to 2.1 million by 2030 to account for a quarter of our population"




    Does the underlined to-clause function as a post-modifier, modifying the noun phrase "2.1million"?


    Can I rewrite it to ".....2.1 million by 2030, which account for a quarter of our population" or .....2.1 million by 2030, accounting for a quarter of our population" to produce the same meaning of the original sentence?
    I'd write "... 2.1 million by 2030 and will account for a quarter of our population."
    This means that the population aged over 65 will surge to account for a quarter of the population by 2030.

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