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Hi. I have some questions.
There are legitimate worries about the demands that heavy biofuel production could itself put on the environment in terms of land and water use. We have all seen the maps showing the vast tracts of land that would be required to replace petrol to any significant degree.
1. Does legitimate here mean reasonable or other meanings?
2. What kind of the clause 'that' is?
3. This is a positive sentence, why used 'any' rather than 'some'?
Thank you in advance.
Thank you very much.
Can other people explain the unresolved question to me? Thank you in advance.
Who says that any cannot be used in a positive sentence? Native English speakers do it all the time.
Any number can be a winner. I'll take any port in a storm. If you are lost, any taxi driver can take you to your hotel.
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In addition I do not understand the last part of the setnence
....that would be required to replace petrol to any significant degree.
could someone tell it in other words?
Actually Manas Ranjan Mallick, you could be right
Here are some sentences, mostly from a book I have kept under my pillow all the time.
There is some whiskey in that jug. Pass me the jug!
I'm afraid there isn't any coffee left. Will you be so kind to grind some.
Haven't you got some friends there?
Have you any idea who I am?
Where shall we sit? Anywhere will do.
She lives somewhere in the central region.
I hope I can smell the proper use but can not explain about grammar rules if any. (actually there must be some)
any significant degree
a meaningful extent
to a point that will have any real or useful or meaningful effect.
We can replace the sun as a source of heat, but it can't be done to any significant degree.Another example:
It's not worth doing if it can't be done to any significant degree.Another example:
If something hasn't happened to any significant degree it hasn't had an effect worth measuring."any significant degree" - Google Search
Last edited by e2e4; 06-Jul-2008 at 09:14.