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    wearing her good old pair of worn work boots

    wearing her good old pair of worn work boots
    Does anybody else find this sentence contradictory?

    Last edited by HanibalII; 07-May-2013 at 08:46.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: wearing her good old pair of worn work boots

    They are good boots. They have lasted a long time and still provide her protection and support, even though they are old and worn.

    It's not at all contradictory.
    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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