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    The reason for installing/the installation of/the device is installed is the change

    Hello again!

    Could you take a look at the sentence below, paying special attention to the phrase connected with "the reason ......"?



    The reason for installing the exhaust gas treatment plant is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases since 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.

    The reason for the installation of the exhaust gas treatment plant is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases since 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.


    The reason why the exhaust gas treatment plant is installed is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases since 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.

    Thank you.

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    Re: The reason for installing/the installation of/the device is installed is the chan

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post





    The reason for installing the exhaust gas treatment plant is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases for 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.

    The reason for the installation of the exhaust gas treatment plant is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases for 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.


    The reason why the exhaust gas treatment plant is installed is the change in the rules regarding cleanness of exhaust gases for 2015 for ships that operate in the Baltic and North Sea.
    You can't say "since 2015" because it is 2015. (If you use "since 2015" then 2015 has to be in the past.) In the third sentence, I would say was installed, is being installed, or will be installed depending on whether you are talking about past, present, or future.


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    Re: The reason for installing/the installation of/the device is installed is the chan

    #2 is best. "Cleanliness" is the word you want, but I think it can be re-written better. The "since 2015" is awkward. Because it is 2015. Better to say something like "...the 2015 change in the rules regarding exhaust gas emissions..."

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