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    #1

    'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    Can I say 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'?
    If it is wrong, please point me the mistake.
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    #2

    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    * Not a teacher

    I would say:

    There is no water on the moon, nor atmosphere around it.
    Not a teacher.
    Not a native speaker.
    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    #3

    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    - but the original was grammatically sound, and doesn't sound unnatural to me. And I think to cover yourself against possible future discoveries you need to say something like 'there is no known liquid water on the surface of the moon...'. But that Star Trek stuff isn't really the business of this forum!

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    #4

    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    How about "The moon has neither water nor atmosphere"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    Didn't they find some water on the moon?

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    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    I like Ems's offering but I think Tdol may be right - which is why I hedged my bets in post #3.

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    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    They did: NASA - NASA Instruments Reveal Water Molecules on Lunar Surface

    Though whether it's enough to change the general idea of the sentence, I don't know.

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    #8

    Re: 'There is no water on the moon, nor is there an atmosphere around it'

    I don't agree with the users who are using "atmosphere" as an uncountable noun, like hair. It's an atmosphere, in my view.

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