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    1 Jellyfish have nothing to do with fish except they share their living space/habitat.

    2 Jellyfish have no overlap with fish except sharing their living space/habitat.

    3 Jellyfish have nothing in common with fish except (for) their living space/habitat.

    4 Jellyfish are completely different from/than fish. They've only settled the same living space/habitat.

    5 Apart from sharing their living space/habitat, jellyfish and fish are completely different.

    Are they all okay?

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    #2

    Re: jellyfish

    You have given us about fourteen different possible sentences there, kris. Could you try serving these things up in smaller doses in future?

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    Re: jellyfish

    I don't know what you mean with 14 sentences but it's OK. We can focus on sentences #1 and #3 if you want. I think they're correct and natural, am I right? Not so sure about the other 3.

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    Re: jellyfish

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    I don't know what you mean with 14 sentences .

    1 Jellyfish have nothing to do with fish except they share their living space.
    2 Jellyfish have nothing to do with fish except they share their living habitat.
    3 Jellyfish have no overlap with fish except sharing their living space.
    4 Jellyfish have no overlap with fish except sharing their living habitat.
    5 Jellyfish have nothing in common with fish except their living space.
    6 Jellyfish have nothing in common with fish except their habitat.
    7 Jellyfish have nothing in common with fish except for their living space.
    8 Jellyfish have nothing in common with fish except (for) their habitat.
    9. Jellyfish are completely different than fish. They've only settled the same habitat.
    10, Jellyfish are completely different than fish. They've only settled the same living space.
    11. Jellyfish are completely different from fish. They've only settled the same living space.
    12. Jellyfish are completely different from fish. They've only settled the same habitat.
    13. Apart from sharing their living space, jellyfish and fish are completely different.
    14. Apart from sharing their habitat, jellyfish and fish are completely different.

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    #5

    Re: jellyfish

    What's wrong with "Jellyfish aren't actually fish"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: jellyfish

    How about this one?

    It's strange that jellyfish have "fish" in their name although they aren't actually fish and only share their living space/habitat with them.

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    Re: jellyfish

    That's OK if a little wordy. I might separate it into two sentences, or separate the two halves with a semi-colon.

    It's strange that jellyfish have the word "fish" in their name. The only thing they share is their habitat.
    It's strange that jellyfish have the word "fish" in their name; the only thing they share is their habitat.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: jellyfish

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    How about this one?

    It's strange that jellyfish have "fish" in their name although they aren't actually fish and only share their living space/habitat with them.
    You might want to write about the newer name jellies which has been promoted as a way to avoid any confusion.
    I am not a teacher.

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