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    Hi!
    Is it correct?:) of course I mean the English form and grammar, not content:)



    Elements of the earth's crust, which developed in a natural way, with a definite constitution and physical characteristics, are called minerals.


    (it's connected with geology and minerals)

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    Default Re: Is it correct?

    It's fine but for two little quibbles. Since you are writing on a scientific topic you might want to avoid the word "elements" which has a specific scientific meaning different from the meaning you intend. Instead you could use "substances in" or "constituents of" the earth's crust.

    The second minor point is that you could do without the commas. Personally I would eliminate all of them, but failing that at least the first one should be eliminated.

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    Default Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The second minor point is that you could do without the commas. Personally I would eliminate all of them, but failing that at least the first one should be eliminated.
    I agree, except that it's not a minor point.

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    thank you!

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