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    Default Is this sentence correct?

    Sun shines on the sea make water evaporate
    or maybe it should be
    Sun shines on the sea makes water evaporate



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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Sun shines on the sea make water evaporate
    or maybe it should be
    Sun shines on the sea makes water evaporate



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    There are probably dozens of ways to say this.
    When the sun shines on the ocean, water evaporates.
    Water evaporates when it is warmed by the sun.
    The sun causes water to evaporate.
    The sun causes the water in our oceans to evaporate.
    The heat of the sun makes ocean water evaporate.
    The heat of the sun evaporates the water in the oceans.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 31-Dec-2012 at 18:39. Reason: typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Sun shines on the sea make water evaporate
    or maybe it should be
    Sun shines on the sea makes water evaporate



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    The closest correct version to your original I could come up with was:

    The sun shining on the sea makes water evaporate.

    However, water evaporation is not caused by the sun shining on the sea. Evaporation has many causes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    For the second time, Over the top, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    The sun shines on the sea
    would have been good for this.

    Rover






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