Over the next few years, increasing demands on the Chattahoochee River, which flows into the Apalachicola River, could alter the saline content of Apalachicola Bay, which would rob the oysters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size, less distinctive, and less in demand.

which would rob the oysters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size

and it would rob the oysters there of their flavor, make them smaller

and rob the oysters there of their flavor, making them decrease in size

robbing the oysters there of their flavor and making them smaller

robbing the oysters there of their flavor, and making them decrease in size

##### 考题讲解

A选项：本选项中which would rob是定语从句，定语从句具有就近修饰原则，即，其修饰一个最近的名词—Apalachicola Bay，此时，rob的主语变为了Apalachicola Bay，不符合逻辑，其逻辑主语应该是increasing demands；and身后的不定式to make them decrease身前没有平行对象。另外，请注意，decrease in size和划线部分身后的less distinctive, and less in demand是平行的，根据功能平行原则，三者均是make的宾语的补足语，相当于三个句子的平行，即：
make them decrease in size, make them less distinctive, and make them less in demand.

B选项：本选项具有语法错误，it would rob和make them smaller之间缺少连词。

C选项：并列连词and使得“夺取牡蛎的味道（rob the oysters there of their flavor）”和“改变盐水成分（alter the saline content of Apalachicola Bay）”之间具有对等并列的关系。但在逻辑上，显然改变盐水成分是起因，夺取牡蛎味道是结果，因此两者不是并列而是因果关系。

D选项：Correct. 本选项在逻辑和语法上均是正确的。

E选项：rob和make是alter的两个并列的后果，两个并列是成分用and连接时，and身前不能有逗号。例如，一般我们说：
(1) James and I went to New York.

(2) **James, and I went to New York.

I invested \$100, holding 3 share, and could earn \$2 per year.

I invested \$100, and I held 3 share and could earn \$2 per year.