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"The third planet from the sun, Earth is a waterworld, with two-thirds of the planet covered by ocean." This sentence is correct. But I'm still confusing with two points:

+ Can I add "being" at the beginning of the sentence? It looks like "Being the third planet from the sun, Earth...".

+ Can I add a comma like "The third planet from the sun, Earth, is a waterworld, with two-thirds..."

Please help me.

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Khanh Duong+ Can I add "being" at the beginning of the sentence? It looks like "Being the third planet from the sun, Earth...".

No. The clause would present a reason for the statement. There is no relation between the earth being a waterworld, and the number of planets that are closer to the sun that it is.

Being in the "goldilocks" zone, the earth gets enough solar radiation to have liquid water on its surface, which made it possible for life to develop and evolve.

Khanh Duong+ Can I add a comma like "The third planet from the sun, Earth, is a waterworld, with two-thirds..."

Yes, but that is really too many commas. That is a defective literary style called "commaitis."

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Khanh Duong+ Can I add "being" at the beginning of the sentence? It looks like "Being the third planet from the sun, Earth...".

Yes, but the sentence already means that, and it should not. It implies that you could expect Earth to be a waterworld because it is the third planet from the sun, and in reality you could not.

Khanh Duong+ Can I add a comma like "The third planet from the sun, Earth, is a waterworld, with two-thirds..."

Yes, but the meaning become absurd. It implies that the reader does not know the name of his own planet.

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anonymousthe meaning become absurd

On second thought, there are cases where this would be appropriate, such as in an enumeration of the planets. "The first planet from the sun, Mercury, is a tiny ball of rock. The second planet from the sun, Venus, is an inferno. The third planet from the sun, Earth, is …."

Khanh Duongtwo-thirds of the planet covered by ocean."

You should replace the last word with water. Not all the water on Earth is in oceans.

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