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Does this sentence make any sense in English?

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2024 07:52 am
@Aliana,
This thread is almost 9 years old.

The OP has moved on.
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elizabethwilliams707
 
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Reply Mon 20 May, 2024 01:02 am
@estherara,
You're absolutely correct! The sentence doesn't quite make sense as it's redundant. When something is "dropped," it means it has fallen from a higher position to a lower one. So, saying "a dropped object is any item that falls" is repetitive because dropping already implies falling.

You could simplify the sentence by saying something like: "A dropped object is any item that falls from a height." This version keeps the meaning clear without the redundancy.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 20 May, 2024 08:53 am
@elizabethwilliams707,
It's over 9 years old!

Check the bloody date stamp.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2024 08:50 am
@izzythepush,
What is it with people rejuvenating dead threads? Quite stupid.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2024 09:13 am
@Mame,
It might be someone trying to drum up business.

There was a poster called select my tutor who would advise, (mostly incorrectly,) on language.

This one looks similar.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2024 11:30 am
@izzythepush,
Or they're just stupid.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2024 11:41 am
@Mame,
Steady on, let's not limit their horizons, they could be both.
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