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    Ungifted is offline Junior Member
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    motion of the ship

    Are both word orders possible in English? Do both word orders sound natural?
    I felt sick by the motion of the ship.
    By the motion of the ship I felt sick.

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    Re: motion of the ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ungifted View Post
    Are both word orders possible in English? Do both word orders sound natural?

    1. I felt sick by from the motion of the ship.
    ​2. By the motion of the ship I felt sick.
    Sentence #1 is OK with the correct preposition. Sentence 2 is unnatural. I'd probably say "The motion of the ship made/was making me feel sick".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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