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    about the "which"

    a good answer will discuss in detail the increasing threat of supplier power due to shortages in supply of global grain and maize which may have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel and may ultimately impact on demand for biofuel cars.

    what does "which" indicate in this sentence? it indicates the "threat of supplier power" or the "shortages in supply of global grain and maize"?

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    Re: about the "which"

    A good answer will discuss in detail the increasing threat of supplier power due to shortages in supply of global grain and maize, which may have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel and may ultimately impact on demand for biofuel cars.

    "which" refers to the threat (of supplier power . . . maize)

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    Re: about the "which"

    Quote Originally Posted by kat2006 View Post
    a good answer will discuss in detail the increasing threat of supplier power due to shortages in supply of global grain and maize which may have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel and may ultimately impact on demand for biofuel cars.

    what does "which" indicate in this sentence? it indicates the "threat of supplier power" or the "shortages in supply of global grain and maize"?
    This is how I read it. Wadya figure now, Kat?

    A good answer will discuss in detail the increasing threat of supplier power [that/which will be] due to shortages in supply of global grain and maize which may have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel and may ultimately impact on demand for biofuel cars.

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    Re: about the "which"

    As I read it, since the sentence refers to "cost of biofuel", the which is relating to "shortages in supply of global grain and maize".

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    Re: about the "which"

    answer / will discuss / threat
    of supplier power
    due to shortages
    which / may have consequences
    on cost
    of biofuel
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    may impact / demand
    for biofuel cars.

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    Re: about the "which"

    Seems to me to depend on how you see the internal logic of the sentence. I can't see how the increasing threat of supplier power [which ought to be "to supplier power"] can have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel.

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    Re: about the "which"

    thank you all for answering my question. i tend to agree with Anglika because of the reason he gave.

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    Re: about the "which"

    I also agree with both of Anglika's posts.

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    Re: about the "which"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    As I read it, since the sentence refers to "cost of biofuel", the which is relating to "shortages in supply of global grain and maize".
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    a good answer will discuss in detail the increasing threat of supplier power due to shortages in supply of global grain and maize which may have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel and may ultimately impact on demand for biofuel cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Seems to me to depend on how you see the internal logic of the sentence. I can't see how the increasing threat of supplier power [which ought to be "to supplier power"] can have very serious consequences on the cost of biofuel.
    Anglika, 2006,

    What if 'supplier power' refers to the power that suppliers will hold over the market, the power they will exercise/hold over the cost of biofuels?
    Last edited by riverkid; 21-Jan-2008 at 05:35.

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    Re: about the "which"

    I take your point.

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