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Post Wed May 25, 2016 5:39 am
As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

(A) almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
(B) almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
(C) expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
(D) expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
(E) expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing

I am not able to follow how "thus to provide" in option D would convey the correct meaning of providing enough electricity. Would "thus provide" not convey the meaning more appropriately?

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Post Thu May 26, 2016 7:24 pm
prata wrote:
As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

(A) almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
(B) almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
(C) expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
(D) expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
(E) expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing

I am not able to follow how "thus to provide" in option D would convey the correct meaning of providing enough electricity. Would "thus provide" not convey the meaning more appropriately?
The option D has "to double by ...". We need "thus to provide ..." to make the two terms parallel.
Moreover, we do not have an option which says "thus provide" So no need to worry about that Smile

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