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    #1

    borne into

    Hello.

    I do not understand this sentence:

    Some radioactive products are borne into the upper atmosphere as dust or gas and may subsequently be deposited partially decayed as radioactive fallout far from the site of explosion.

    Especially I do not know what "borne into" means. My dictionary and UsingEnglish.com do not have such a phrasal verb (probably it's not a phrasal verb). Furthermore, I'm not sure that I translated "be deposited partially decayed" correctly.

    In addition, I consider that "the site of the explosion" is correct as well. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: borne into

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I do not understand this sentence:

    Some radioactive products are borne into the upper atmosphere as dust or gas and may subsequently be deposited partially decayed as radioactive fallout far from the site of explosion.

    Especially I do not know what "borne into" means. My dictionary and UsingEnglish.com do not have such a phrasal verb (probably it's not a phrasal verb). Furthermore, I'm not sure that I translated "be deposited partially decayed" correctly.

    In addition, I consider that "the site of the explosion" is correct as well. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.
    Carried to.

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    #3

    Re: borne into

    It's not a phrasal verb, as you guessed. "Borne" is the past participle of "to bear", meaning "to carry". "They are carried into the upper atmosphere ..."
    Check here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: borne into

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I do not understand this sentence:

    Some radioactive products are borne into the upper atmosphere as dust or gas and may subsequently be deposited partially decayed as radioactive fallout far from the site of explosion.

    Especially I do not know what "borne into" means. My dictionary and UsingEnglish.com do not have such a phrasal verb (probably it's not a phrasal verb). Furthermore, I'm not sure that I translated "be deposited partially decayed" correctly.

    In addition, I consider that "the site of the explosion" is correct as well. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.
    Your second phrase is correct.

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