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Yukineko



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Does it make sense? Reply with quote

Hello teachers. Could you help me?

Does the following question & answer make sense?

"How many planets is Mars from the sun?"
"It is three planets (from the sun). / It is the fourth planet from the sun."

I want to learn how to express "What is the position of Mars in relation to the sun?" more easily.

Thanks in advance.
Yukineko
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Does it make sense? Reply with quote

Well, you could say "How far is Mars from the sun?" but that would probably give you distance. You could also ask, "How many planets are between Mars and the sun?" which would give you the number of planets.
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