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    Is this sentence correct?
    "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope"
    I think spacewalks should be changed into spacewalkers. right
    Moreover, if we change spacewalks into spacewalkers, will the sentence become correct both in meaning and grammar?
    This sentence is really strange for me. I can't understand it at all. Please help

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zohreh250250 View Post
    "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope"
    I think spacewalks should be changed into spacewalkers. right
    No. They went outside the spacecraft six times. They didn't take six people with them.

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    Hi, is this sentence correct?
    "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope"
    I think spacewalks should be changed into spacewalkers. right
    Moreover, if we change spacewalks into spacewalkers, will the sentence become correct both in meaning and grammar?
    This sentence is really strange for me. I can't understand it at all. Please help
    Furthermore, I think that if the writer wanted to convey the following meaning "They went outside the spacecraft six times. They didn't take six people with them" he should write this way "it took six space walks for the astronauts to fix the optics" am i right?

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by zohreh250250 View Post
    Hi, is this sentence correct?
    "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope" This sentence is correct.
    I think spacewalks should be changed into spacewalkers. right No.
    Moreover, if we change spacewalks into spacewalkers, will the sentence become correct both in meaning and grammar? No.
    This sentence is really strange for me. I can't understand it at all. Please help
    Furthermore, I think that if the writer wanted to convey the following meaning "They went outside the spacecraft six times. They didn't take six people with them" he should write this way "it took six space walks for the astronauts to fix the optics" am I right? This is a possible alternative.
    Bhai.

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    Default what does this sentence mean?

    Hi, please tell me what does this sentence mean? "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope" please paraphrase it for me.

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    Default which sentence is better?

    Hi, both these sentences are correct. am I right?
    "it took six space walks for the astronauts to fix the optics"
    "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope"
    "it took six space walks for the astronauts to fix the optics"
    I want to know which sentence is better than the other? or put it another waw, is there any difference between them?

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    Default why this sentence incorrect?

    Hi, why this sentence incorrect?
    "The astronauts took six spacewalkers to fix the optics of the telescope", may be the writer mean astronauts took six persons (spacewalkers) with themselves...

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    Default Re: what does this sentence mean?

    zohreh, please stop opening new threads with variations of the same question. It can lead to confusing answers.I have merged those I have found.

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    Default Re: what does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by zohreh250250 View Post
    Hi, please tell me what does this sentence mean? "The astronauts took six spacewalks to fix the optics of the telescope" please paraphrase it for me.
    Spacewalk | Define Spacewalk at Dictionary.com

    Have you looked in the dictionary? I'm not sure why "spacewalk" is giving you so much trouble.

    It means that on 6 different occasions astronauts went outside of their vehicle, into space, in order to fix the telescope.

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