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May
12
revised Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
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May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
BTW, Wikipedia, with the reference to The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing, section 9.1, says that non-capitalized sun/earth/moon is the error.
May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
@fdb I see. the last comment answered to your last sentence. As for sun/Sun, could you give a reference to some grammar book?
May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
@fdb so, we cannot say "the Sun is a very big star".
May
12
revised Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
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May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
@Mari-LouA Thank you very much, I would like to see some serious answers in future. If the question will be opened, sometimes more answers could appear.
May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
@Mari-LouA It seems to me that it is not the Earth that takes time, but some PROCESS it is involved in. Maybe it is not an error in English, but in logic, but it is an error obviously. ... My error was that I gave references BEFORE the check for errors.
May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
But I have read in the grammar books, that while we are talking on astronomy, Sun and Moon should start from the uppercase. Also, it is not the Earth that takes time, but some PROCESS it is involved in.
May
12
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
The most blatant astronomic error is the phrase: Sun is a very big star. While the Sun is a yellow DWARF. It is a small star. Other errors are not really important, they belong to the usual imprecision of a popular text.
May
11
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
@DanBron Thank you. I have edited according to your comment.
May
11
revised Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
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May
11
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
I have mentioned three sorts of errors about which I would be glad to get yes or no, too.
May
11
revised Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
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May
11
asked Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
Feb
14
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Dec
3
comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@GaryBotnovcan I think, your explanation is the best. Please, make an answer of it.
Dec
1
comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@JohnLawler I see (or I am seeing?), other people CAN put here some explanations.
Dec
1
comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@bye Could you put it here as an answer, please?
Nov
28
comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
In the case of girl, simply 'see' has a different meaning. But in the case of shield? It also has different meaning - analyzing? is it so?
Nov
28
comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
I have said - AFAIK, and I understand, that many uses that seem non correct, are correct, but giving some additional info. According to your joke, there IS some additional info. I am asking - WHAT info it is?