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    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    #1

    one question

    Dear teachers!

    Besides supplying enegy for transportation, petroleum is the source material for much of the all industries.

    I want to ask about two things on the underline part.

    Q1. Can the plural noun "industries" come after "much of"?
    I think only uncountable nouns and sigular common nouns can come
    after "much of".

    Q2. Is the position "the all" possible?
    I think it sould be "all the".

    Please give me your explanations.

    Thanks in advance.

    regards^^


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    #2

    Re: one question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Dear teachers!

    Besides supplying energy for transportation, petroleum is the source material for much of the all industries..

    I want to ask about two things in the underlined part.

    Q1. Can the plural noun "industries" come after "much of"?
    I think only uncountable nouns and singular common nouns can come
    after "much of". You can say much of all industry or much of all the industries {{in Korea/in the Far East}}

    Q2. Is the phrase "the all" possible? No
    I think it should be "all the". You would use this if "industries" is qualified in some way (see above)

    Please give me your explanations.

    Thanks in advance.

    regards^^
    .


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    Re: one question

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    .

    Thank you so much . Anglika^^

    p.s) I will be careful about typos.

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