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    This river flows "down" into the Taiwan Strait.

    This river flows down into the Taiwan Strait.
    -My teacher said “down” here is redundant because a river surely flows DOWN into the sea, not UP into the sea. But, I found a sentence in the Oxford English Dictionary like this-“It’s here that the river flows down into the ocean.” Apparently, the expression of “a river flows down into a sea or any ocean” is OK. Do you agree? Thanks!

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    Re: This river flows "down" into the Taiwan Strait.

    It's correct with or without "down".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: This river flows "down" into the Taiwan Strait.

    Your teacher is right: "down" is redundant. It isn't incorrect though.
    I am not a teacher.

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