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Hi teachers,

Why "gas reserves" is used in stead of "gas reserve" when "make it into" seems incongruous with it in this sentenc?. Thanks.

The then President Vladimir Putin vowed to use the country's vast gas reserves to make it into an "energy superpower."

Regards,

Tinanam
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'It' = country.
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The then President Vladimir Putin vowed to use the country's vast gas reserves to make it into an "energy superpower."

Sometimes I read 'then-President...'.(hyphen). Often I read 'then President'. Technically, which is correct?

Thank you very much.
It should be hyphenated here, as it serves as an attributive adjective.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you for your help. Hi Lisson, thanks for bringing up the question.

Regards,

Tinanam
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tinanam0102Thank you for your help. Hi Lisson, thanks for bringing up the question.
You're welcome.