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    tremendous amount of energy sources.

    Today I saw a writing in a newspaper and would like to translate it. Would you help me put it in a correct and natural form?

    "There are tremendous amount of energy sources in the underground of poles."


    I mean to say:

    Poles: The polar regions of the world, very cold and far places.

    Energy sources: All sources which can be used as energy such as oil, coal etc.

    Thank you.

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    There are tremendous amount of energy resources in the underground of polar regions. es."
    I hope they leave those alone. We've dug up enough of the planet!

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I hope they leave those alone. We've dug up enough of the planet!
    I appreciate the corrections but I have some confussions.

    1. You don't think tremendous amount is correct but I remember such a collacation as "tremendous amount".
    2. Why do you think resource instead of source?
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    How can you emphasize that they are underground without using underground?
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    I found a in wikipedia that polar is in use so why is it incorrect to use "poles" instead of "polar regions"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    When you say "polar region" I know you mean the ends of the earth.

    When you just say "poles" it is not clear what you mean.

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I appreciate the corrections but I have some confusions.

    1. You don't think tremendous amount is correct, but I remember such a collocation as "tremendous amount".
    "Tremendous amount(s)" is fine in English, but "amount of energy sources" doesn't work. You could say "there are plenty of energy sources" instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    2. Why do you think resource instead of source?
    It depends on the sentence. Do you know the difference between them?
    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    3. How can you emphasize that they are underground without using underground?
    Given the context, that's often assumed; but you could use "under". Again, it depends on the sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    4. I found a in Wikipedia that polar is in use, so why is it incorrect to use "poles" instead of "polar regions"?
    I don't understand your question, but "polar regions" is clearer.

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    If you write "at the Poles", readers will understand (in context) that you mean the North Pole and the South Pole. When I first read your sentence, I thought you were talking about pieces of wood or telegraph poles.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tremendous amount of energy sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    1. You don't think tremendous amount is correct but I remember such a collacation as "tremendous amount".
    You can have a tremendous amount of an uncountable noun, but a tremendous number of countable nouns.

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