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Approximately 80% of the Earth’s atmosphere made of nitrogen. ?? 1. Approximately eighty percent of the Earth’s atmosphere made of nitrogen. 2. Approximately eighty percent of the Earth’s atmosphere made from nitrogen. Are both sentence not correct?
Feb 2, 2016 8:29 AM
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Approximately eighty percent of the Earth’s atmosphere is nitrogen/made up of nitrogen/consists of nitrogen.
February 2, 2016
"Made from nitrogen" is wrong. "X is made from Y" means that some kind of process transforms Y into X. My shirt is made from cotton, steel is made from iron, her chair is made from wood. "Approximately eighty percent of the Earth’s atmosphere is made of nitrogen" is correct. Here are some other ways to say it. "The Earth's atmosphere is 80% nitrogen." "Nitrogen makes up 80% of the Earth's atmosphere."
February 3, 2016
In my view the verbal voice /is/ is missing from 100 % of the sentences.
February 2, 2016
The first is the correct one.
February 2, 2016
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