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Taiga consists almost of a third of all trees on the planet, so it produces so much oxygen that it changes the composition of the atmosphere.

Taiga consists almost of a third of the whole trees on the planet, so it produces so much oxygen that it changes the composition of the atmosphere.

Taiga consists almost of a third of all of the trees on the planet, so it produces so much oxygen that it changes the composition of the atmosphere.

Are all of them correct, dwelling especially upon the highlightened? Thanks in advance.
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Fandorin...That makes the first and the third sound more or less correctly, apart from almost, which should have been put after of, right? ...

Exactly. Emotion: smile

CJ
CalifJim
Fandorin...That makes the first and the third sound more or less correctly, apart from almost, which should have been put after of, right? ...

Exactly.

CJ

Yes. As usually. I have hastened. More haste, less speed Emotion: zip it .
By the way, ommiting -ly has plunged me into disarray. Should it not be an adverb which modifies verb? Is that an exception with "sound"?
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FandorinBy the way, ommiting omitting -ly has plunged me into disarray. Should it not be an adverb which modifies verb? Is that an exception with "sound"?
Plunged you into disarray? Oh, my goodness. That sounds serious! (Not That sounds seriously.)

The key concept here is "linking verb". Use an adjective rather than an adverb after a linking verb when you have a choice.

It ...

is correct.
seems correct.
looks correct.
sounds correct.

It ...
feels strange.
smells strange.

Here's a use of sounds (out) that is not a linking verb:

When you strike this bell with a soft mallet, it sounds (out) correctly. Don't use a hard mallet. (Using the soft mallet makes the bell give the correct sound.)

sound is not often used as a non-linking verb, and out is often added to emphasize the difference.

CJ
Thanks Jim. I will come up tommorow here, because I'm drowsy now if not sound asleep Your explanations make perfect sense [Y]
Good night.
Sleep tight.
Don't let the bedbugs bite.

(Children's rhyme.)

Emotion: smile

CJ
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