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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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Hi,

First, is Taiga the name of the planet or the name of a species of tree?

Clive
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*The taiga...
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The third one is correct. I would be inclined to change the beginning to "The Taiga contains..." or "The Taiga biome contains..."
Hi,

*The taiga...

I still don't understand what this is. A planet? A region of the planet? A species of tree?

Clive
FandorinAre all of them correct
No. The one with "the whole trees" is wrong. It means something like "the trees that are whole", "the trees that are not broken into pieces". It may be true that you're talking about "whole trees", but it's inappropriate to mention it unless you are having a discussion about whole trees and trees that are broken up.

In the local supermarket, you can buy "whole walnuts" and "walnut pieces". In that context the expression "the whole walnuts" might come up naturally, but it doesn't make sense to talk about "the whole trees" in a forest.

By the way, on another point, I would have written ... consists of almost a third ...

CJ
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[:^)] [mass noun] (often the taiga) the swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia.
Hi Jim. I get it. That makes the first and the third sound more or less correctly, apart from almost which should have been put after right? Thank you.

Thank you RayH and Clive Emotion: nodding
For some strange reason, I learned this in third grade geography. Emotion: smile

a moist subarctic forest dominated by conifers (as spruce and fir) that begins where the tundra ends

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CJ
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