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'In the future'/'for the future' and 'they'

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

Hello!

Could you, please, say whether the two sentences below are grammatically correct or not? 

1. Alaska's salmon stocks should continue to produce healthy harvests in the foreseeable future, barring significant damage to their habitat either via local activities or global warming.

2. Alaska's salmon stocks should continue to produce healthy harvests for the foreseeable future, barring significant damage to their habitat either via local activities or global warming.

If one of them is better, could you explain why?

And one more sentence:

When major companies began widely using partially hydrogenated oils in the 1970s, they thought they were making these products more healthful.  

Is it correct?  Or is it better to change it, to take away some words or replace them?


Thank you very much in advance!


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I prefer "in" to "for" but could not really explain why!

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Paul Allard Paul Allard (0) on 22/01/19

As for the last sentence, defintielu not "healthful" (no such word as far as I know) but "healthy"

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

Paul, thank you very much! 

I'm always happy to read your answers. 

Richard, thank you for the link, too. It's very interesting to  see the difference between British English and American English and different points of view. Both of you have helped me a lot! 

Thank you!

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