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    Smile The forest is broken into small areas.

    The forest is broken into small areas.
    The forest is divided into small areas.


    Do both of the above read equally well and convey the same idea to you? Thanks.

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    Default Re: The forest is broken into small areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The forest is broken into small areas.
    The forest is divided into small areas.


    Do both of the above read equally well and convey the same idea to you? Thanks.
    Hi there,
    "broken up" carries the same meaning as "divided", not simply "broken". Same idea but phrasal verbs are generally less formal than single verbs.
    Hope that helps
    Fiona

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    Default Re: The forest is broken into small areas.

    Thanks, fiona.

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    Thanks, fiona.
    My pleasure

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