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    What does "tie" mean in the following context?

    My favorite spot in the natural world, out of all the places I've been, is a tie between the Greek island Santorini (Plato's Atlantis) and my favorite perch on a hill overlooking the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean on the southwest corner of Maui. I'm convinced both locations have healing power.

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    Re: tie

    See definition #4 here.

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    Re: tie

    It's meaning noun 5 here.

    It's another of your unnatural-sounding passages. Where did you find it?

    A favourite spot can't be two different places.

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    Re: tie

    Thank you all for the answer.

    Yes. I know that meaning of "tie" (the equality in score), but I'm not sure why the author uses the word in the context.
    Is the sentence just saying "my favorite spots are the island Santorini and my favorite perch on a hill..."? Is it saying the two places are equally beautiful? Is this what the word "tie" means here?

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    Re: tie

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Thank you all for the answer.

    Yes. I know that meaning of "tie" (the equality in score), but I'm not sure why the author uses the word in the context.
    Is the sentence just saying "my favorite spots are the island Santorini and my favorite perch on a hill..."? Is it saying the two places are equally beautiful? Is this what the word "tie" means here?
    Yes. If there was a contest between all the places the author has as "favorites," the contest would end in a tie. The two are equally his favorites and he can not choose one over the other.

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    Re: tie

    Yes. If it were a competition between those two places, he would not be able to pick a winner. It would be a tie.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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