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    "the earth rotates around the sun"

    Please check my sentences. Thanks.
    The earth rotates/evolves around the sun and not the other way around.
    1. No one can seriously claim otherwise these days.
    2. Who still denies such a thing these days?
    3. Wouldn't it be insane to deny that?
    4. Who still denies such a thing these days?
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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    The earth orbits the sun.
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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    @Piscean.
    "evolve" was a typo. But nevertheless I really appreciate that you correct it. That's very important!!
    Above all , thanks for distinguishing between "rotate" and "revolve". That was a real big mistake of mine.
    I would never have discovered this mistake.


    I think you can also say "The earth circuits the sun". Am I right?

    But what about my other sentences?

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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    Quote Originally Posted by altiwife View Post
    I think you can also say "The earth circuits the sun". Am I right?
    I think 'circuit' cannot be used as a verb.
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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    @Thanks again.

    What about?
    The earth circles around the sun.

    And please have also a look at my new sentences in this context. Thanks

    5. There are still quite a few people who claims the opposite.
    6. For a long time, the Church maintained the opposite opinion.
    7. Just the church long held fast to a contrary opinion.
    8. Do you have a different opinion here?
    9. Do you seriously take a different view?
    10. Would you really deny such a fact?
    11. Would you seriously deny such a fact?
    12. Would you really seriously deny such a fact?
    13. Didn't you have any objections to this thesis?

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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    I would remove the 's' from 'claims' in 5.
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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    I am curious to find out whether my two following sentences are fine. Like always, thanks!
    It takes a year for the earth to make a circuit of the sun.
    To make a circuit of the sun, takes a year for the earth.

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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    Quote Originally Posted by altiwife View Post
    I am curious to find out whether my two following sentences are fine OK/correct. Like always, thanks!
    It takes a year for the earth to make a circuit of the sun.
    To make a circuit of the sun, takes a year for the earth.
    The second would be grammatically correct if you removed the comma, but it would not be natural.

    Although we often answer the question "Is this correct?" with "Yes, it's fine," we don't ask whether something is "fine".
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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    @GoesStation
    Thank you very much for telling me that the second sentence is grammatically correct, but not natural.
    Such things are enormously important to me!
    Of course, I also play with the sentences with regard to their word order.



    And since we're at it, let me add a few more sentences.

    1. If the Earth were as far away from the Sun as Mars, the orbit would increase by the Sun.

    2. If the earth were as far away from the sun as Mercury, the orbit around the sun would decrease.

    3. If the earth were only as far away from the sun as Mercury, the orbit around the sun would decrease accordingly.

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    Re: "the earth rotates around the sun"

    If the earth were as far from the sun as Mars is, its orbit around the sun would be longer.
    If the earth were as close to the sun as Mercury is, its orbit around the sun would be shorter.
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