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    #1

    ...dive to depths of 200 feet...

    'They steer with rudderlike webbed feet and can dive to depths of 200 feet ( 61 meters), though they usually stay underwater for only 20 or 30 seconds.'

    Is the red phrase correct?

    Why not 'to the depth of 200 feet'?

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    Re: ...dive to depths of 200 feet...

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    'They steer with rudderlike webbed feet and can dive to depths of 200 feet ( 61 meters), though they usually stay underwater for only 20 or 30 seconds.'

    Is the red phrase correct?

    Why not 'to the depth of 200 feet'?
    Mainly because the bird dives to different depths of [up to] 200 feet, not to 200 feet every time.

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