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    #1

    tenable

    Do these words work together correctly?

    He says tenable things. (he says wise/sound things)

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    Re: tenable

    No.

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    Re: tenable

    A statement can't be tenable. A position or belief can.

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    Re: tenable

    'Tenable' is from Latin tenere, "to hold". You can hold an idea, a position, a belief, as Bob said. But you can't hold a statement.
    However, it's possible that the things 'he' says refer to tenable ideas, plans, or propositions.

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