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    the wall vs. the wall outlet

    Is the hairdryer plugged into the wall?
    (From https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/155336-plug.html)
    Wouldn't "the wall outlet" be correct?

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    Re: the wall vs. the wall outlet

    It's understood and doesn't need to be stated.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the wall vs. the wall outlet

    As BobK said in another of your posts, sunsunmoon, "You can't expect everyone's use of language to be impeccable".

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