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    Hello,

    Can anyone suggest the correct way to form a question to ask the position, from the Sun (ie. 3rd), of the earth among the planets in the solar system.

    Is the format given below correct?

    Howmanyeth planet is earth in the solar syatem?

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    Default Re: Question on order

    Quote Originally Posted by mansnair View Post
    Hello,

    Can anyone suggest the correct way to form a question to ask the position, from the Sun (ie. 3rd), of the earth among the planets in the solar system.

    Is the format given below correct?

    Howmanyeth planet is earth in the solar syatem?
    Howmanyeth is not even a dictionary word. So it could mean nothing or nonsense multiplied by inifinitive. You can put the question in two ways.
    What is the position of the earth in the solar system?
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    What is the earth's position in the solar system?

    You can also ask: How close is the earth to the sun?

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    Default Re: Question on order

    Thank you very much.....

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