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    Sink in the ground

    I doubt about the preposition "in" in this sentence: "HE presses one of the stones at the edge of the cliff with his foot to make it sink in the ground". May be, I should change the verb "sink"...

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    Re: Sink in the ground

    "Into" the ground.

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    Re: Sink in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I doubt about the preposition "in" in this sentence: "HE presses one of the stones at the edge of the cliff with his foot to make it sink in the ground". May be, I should change the verb "sink"...
    The fact that it is at the "edge of the cliff" would suggest to me perhaps, "to make it drop/fall/tumble to the ground below". But the word "presses" seems unusual to me also.

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    Re: Sink in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    The fact that it is at the "edge of the cliff" would suggest to me perhaps, "to make it drop/fall/tumble to the ground below". But the word "presses" seems unusual to me also.
    Well, it is a kind of a secret lock (it is in a fairy tale), which can be opened by pressing different stones

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