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    Estimate Too High

    Suppose the value of a real estate property is being estimated:

    1 "The owner estimated the value of the property at a value that is too high."
    2. "The owner estimated the value of the property too high."

    Is the second sentence a non-standard version of the first sentence, because "estimated" is not used correctly in the second sentence?

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    Re: Estimate Too High

    I am not a teacher.

    1. is unnecessarily long-winded, with the repetition of 'value'.
    2. is not grammatical, but you would probably hear it or something like it.

    It would be better to say, 'The owner overestimated the value of the property'.

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