quote:Policy Paper for the Hellenic Republic on Oil Policy and Response to International Threats to Greece’s flow of oil and other products.
Blayne Bradley The purpose of this policy paper is to outline, state, explain, and examine the official government policies of the Hellenic Republic (otherwise hitherto known as Greece) in regards to its policy on maintaining its access to oil and petrol sources. Greece is a small southern European country, our oil reserves only come up to 10 million barrels with a daily oil production of ~4000 barrels per day and a demand of over 500,000 barrels per day and traditionally import the majority of our oil from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Libya and Egypt. • Greece intends to use every legal, lawful and peaceful means at its legal disposal to ensure access to petrol, from beginning exploration for oil in the Aegean Sea, increasing its own refining capacity, improving relations with Ankara and establishing a natural gas pipeline all to ensure access to petrol which makes up 60% of Greece’s energy consumption. • Greece is not a member of OPEC. • Greece is due to its crucial need to import the 430,000~ barrels minimum per day for its 60% of its energy consumption needs and because of its already abysmal economic growth would lose out heavily in a global oil crisis.
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quote: Policy Paper for the Hellenic Republic on International Pollution Control Policy and Response to Pollution Disaster: Nuclear and non-Nuclear
The purpose of this policy paper is to outline, state, explain, and examine the official government policies of the Hellenic Republic (otherwise hitherto known as Greece) in regards to multilateral international pollution control (nuclear and non nuclear), its strategies in a crisis, and the domestic populations probably reaction to a disaster. Historically Greece has always been a maritime power, with over 8000 islands and the tenth largest coastline in the world. Greece relies upon roughly 5% of its GDP from shipping employing over 160,000 people and is about 1/3 of Greece’s total trade deficit. Environmentally Greece has had significant problems with the ‘nefa’ or smog in Athens and acid rain causing severe damage to historical landmarks and other heritage sights with serious efforts by the Greek government to combat it with some success, Greece is also a signatory of the Kyoto Protocol and pledged to reduce its green house emissions showing its support for multilateral efforts in these areas, Greece is a non-nuclear power and a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and International Energy Agency. • Greece has an integrated policy to balance the interests of those involved with the seas and oceans with an eye towards long term development and sustainability, also supports any EU effort to create an all-encompassing maritime policy. • Greek policy in an environmental crisis is for government intervention to attempt to solve the problem using the legislature through the passing of bills. • The Greek people are currently critical of the slow government response to protecting our environment and the lack of positive success in these efforts. • Greece currently imports most of its fish, any disaster would be catastrophic for the domestic fishing economy and disrupt maritime trade. • Greece has not implemented a nuclear power program and only has 1 operational reactor and 1 sub critical assembly and is currently not dependent on nuclear energy
*grumbles about not being able to choose China or other interesting countries, greeks screwing me over yet again*
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quote:Originally posted by TomDavidson: I think his assignment was to write a policy paper as if he were a Greek. But not in Greek.
Agreed. Blayne, you'll be benching above your weight as long as you continue to struggle with simple and complex sentence structures. Where your sentences are not completely fragmentary, there are dangling participles, missing particles and conjunctions, a lack of punctuation, etc. You also commit very basic tense disagreements.
I don't know how many times I've said this, but it hasn't become less true. Rather, I've gotten more and more experience as an English teacher to back it up: buy a high school level grammar book. I would suggest something like an AP prep book but there are also the advanced grammar texts from Cambridge Press and Oxford Press, which are both quite good. English Grammar in Use, the advanced edition, is the one I recommend most, from Oxford Press. You can buy it from any large educational book retailer. Read the examples. Do the exercises. You will find yourself magically able to form complex sentences that other people can understand.
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I'll actually back him up on the dangling participles. I get that nuns used to whack people with rulers over them, but it's just a preposition at the end of the sentance. Half the time, you sound Shakespearean flipping the sentence around not to commit that "sin".
I say dangle your participles, split your infinitives, just write clearly.
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quote:Originally posted by AvidReader: I'll actually back him up on the dangling participles. I get that nuns used to whack people with rulers over them, but it's just a preposition at the end of the sentance. Half the time, you sound Shakespearean flipping the sentence around not to commit that "sin".
Err. A dangling participle has nothing to do with a preposition.
A dangling participle would be, for example:
"The crow soared over Suzy, cawing mockingly."
The problem here is that the antecedent to the participle ("cawing mockingly") is, by default, the closest noun ("Suzy"). But presumably the intent is for the crow to be the one doing the cawing. So a writer striving to be clear might recast the sentence like so:
"Cawing mockingly, the crow soared over Suzy."
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If the person you are writing the policy paper for knows anything about Greece, you could write a paper on the illegal immigration of Albanians to Greece. My wife makes the joke "We Albanians are the Mexicans of Europe."
She has three friends and numerous relatives that have illegally immigrated there in just the past 3 years. It is a huge strain on the Greek economy.
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The questions were specific about Greece's policy on sea/ocean pollution and petroleum policy.
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quote:Originally posted by AvidReader: Huh. I always heard it was prepositions. Thanks, ambyr.
In that case, Blayne, don't dangle your participles. It just means sticking bits of the sentence in places where it'll be confusing.
Nah, I agree with your original post, AvidReader. The first sentence in Ambyr's example is just as clear as the second, despite the dangling participle.
Most of the rules of grammar are not so set in stone that you can't break 'em now and again. What matters is clarity, not mechanically following all the rules at all times.
That said, Blayne's writing an essay, not a novel, so he should probably follow them in this case. Also, you need to understand the rules before you can know when it's safe to ignore them.
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