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I have some problems to understand this sentence.
"Because of the negative effects that global climate changes threatens to cause, finding ways to reduce CO2 levels has become very important in both the scientific and policy worlds."
1) "to cause" seems to be needed an object. ???
2) I have to read over this sentence more than twice to really understand what it means. If I change the sentence to be; "Finding ways to reduce CO2 levels has become very important in both the scientific and policy worlds because global climate changes threatens to cause the negative effects", is it easier to understand and does it give the same meaning?
Thank you for your advice
In your version, delete the before negative effects. However, I don't see it as easier to read.
Last edited by 5jj; 01-Mar-2014 at 21:03. Reason: typo corrected
I searched "to cause negative effects" in google and found 1,140,000 results but when I used "to cause the negative effects"; I found only 91,600 results.
What are the differences ? I know that "the" used in the specific situation but why can't I use in this sentence. and why a lot of people use "to cause negative effects" more than "to cause the negative effects".
Last edited by iboon14; 01-Mar-2014 at 18:06.