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    have happened.

    I try to form a sentence. Would you help me?

    "By voting, astronomers have strip Pluto of its status as a planet. Thus one of the most important events of the history of astronomy has happened."

    Is this sentence correct or make sense? If so, is it natural?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I try have tried to form a sentence. Would you help me?

    "By voting means of a vote, astronomers have stripped Pluto of its status as a planet Thus causing one of the most important events of in the history of astronomy." has happened."

    Is this sentence correct or and does it make sense? If so, is it natural?

    Thank you.
    See my suggested changes above. In reality, I would start with "Astronomers have voted to strip Pluto of its status ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Is a "comma" required between "planet" and "causing" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my suggested changes above. In reality, I would start with "Astronomers have voted to strip Pluto of its status ..."
    Does this not have confussion? The result, whether it is still a planet or not, is not clear from the sentence, isn't it?

    Thank you.

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    #5

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    No, but the full sentence is ellipsed. ems said she would start the sentence that way. You have to add the rest.
    Yes, it requires a comma before 'causing'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, but the full sentence is ellipsed. ems said she would start the sentence that way. You have to add the rest.
    But this one have a confussion,"Astronomers have voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet.", isn't it?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    "Astronomers have voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet."
    The natural inference is that the vote was in favour of stripping Pluto of its status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The natural inference is that the vote was in favour of stripping Pluto of its status.
    But the result is not known only with above knowledge, isn't it?

    Thank you.

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    #9

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    I would write 'is it?' instead of 'isn't it?'.

    When I see 'People voted to do something', I would think 'to do something' is the result.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But the result is not known only with above knowledge, isn't it?

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    Yes it is, if you finish the sentence as I suggested was necessary and expected because of the ellipsis. The sentence goes on: ", causing one of the most important events ofin the history of astronomy."
    Firstly, "they voted to do something" doesn't just mean that they had a vote. It means that the motion was carried. They voted yes.
    Secondly, if they had voted no, then that would not have caused "one of the most important events in the history of astronomy."

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