Writing Glitch 951

Today’s glitch:

There isn’t anything wrong here (aside from needing 63 changed to sixty-three), but  it’s certainly awkward/unnecessarily wordy.

Try this:

With sixty-three moons, Jupiter has the most for any planet in the solar system.

(I changed our solar system to the solar system because all those other systems are not solar systems. Only Sol and the stuff around it is the solar system; all others are properly called stellar systems.)

 

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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