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    We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    Could you please check these sentences for mistakes?

    We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.
    We learned about the way in which the oceans are affected by the moon.

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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    They are both okay. I much prefer the shorter one.
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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    They are both okay. I much prefer the shorter one.
    For a shorter form is the following suitable also?


    We learned about the way that the oceans are affected by the moon.


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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    For a shorter form is the following suitable also?


    We learned about the way that the oceans are affected by the moon.

    It's okay. There's no reason to add a superfluous word to a correct, shorter sentence.

    Can you convert the second clause into the active voice with "the moon" as the subject?
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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    You could shorten it further to "We learned how the oceans are affected by the moon".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    It's okay. There's no reason to add a superfluous word to a correct, shorter sentence.
    I just tried to use different ways of expressing one idea.

    Can you convert the second clause into the active voice with "the moon" as the subject?

    I think I can.
    We learned about the way which the moon affects the oceans in.

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    Re: We learned about the way the oceans are affected by the moon.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    We learned about the way in which the moon affects the oceans in.
    "We learned how the moon affects the oceans."

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