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    Plowing reduces the hard of the upper

    What's wrong with this text?

    Plowing reduces the hard of the upper 6 to 16 inches of the earth's crust and allows air movement into the gaps between soil particles.
    ( Isn't the bold part redundant?)


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    Re: Plowing reduces the hard of the upper

    It looks to me as if "hard" should be "hardness".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Plowing reduces the hard of the upper

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    ( Isn't the bold part redundant?)
    Yes, or you could change hard to hardness, which would make a better sentence. It reads a bit strangely to me.

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    Re: Plowing reduces the hard of the upper

    "Plowing breaks up the hard, upper 6 to 16 inches of the earth's crust and allows the movement of air between the soil particles. "
    That's a good sentence which has the added advantage of being factually accurate.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 27-Dec-2013 at 12:36.

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    Re: Plowing reduces the hard of the upper

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What's wrong with this text?

    Plowing reduces the hard of the upper 6 to 16 inches of the earth's crust and allows air movement into the gaps between soil particles.
    ( Isn't the bold part redundant?)


    Thanks.
    No, 'redundant' isn't the right word, as has been demonstrated. Redundancies are possible; they aren't ungrammatical. They just add something unnecessary. But all the bold part does here is make the sentence incorrect.

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