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There are 500 kg of this material available in our stocks.

In this sentence does the ''available'' modify '' 500 kg. of this material '' or only ''material''? I thought it modifies ''500 kg. of this material ''but I couldn't be sure. I mean should it be thought as;

There are (500 kg of this material) + (available) in our stocks.

Or

There are 500 kg of this (material )+(available) in our stocks.

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  • You need to fix some spelling or typing errors in your question. Also no dot needed after 'kg'. – Michael Harvey Mar 7 '20 at 10:18
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It modifies the whole phrase "500 kg. of material". It specifies that there is that much of it available.

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I think your first phrase does not leave ambiguity about the fact that available modifies your 500 kg of this material. The structure There is so much of something available is rather common.

If the speaker wished available to modify only material, he would have probably said

There are 500 kg of this material, which is available in our stocks.

It would help this sentence sound more natural, if something more particular was said about the 500 kg

Here are 500 kg of this material, which is available in our stocks.

or

You can buy up to 500 kg of this material, which is available in our stocks.

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