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    a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon

    Hello!

    On the 4th of January, between 22.40 and 22.42, there was a power failure. As a result of the hurricane, which was passing over the sea side area, a tree toppled (over) and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon, which supplies our town with electric power.

    or should I say:

    On the 4th of January, between 22.40 and 22.42, there was a power failure. As a result of the hurricane, which was passing over the sea side area, a tree got loosened in its roots and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon, which supplies our town with electric power.

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    On the 4th of January, between 22.40 and 22.42, there was a power failure. As a result of the hurricane, which was passing over the sea side area, a tree lost its balance and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon, which supplies our town with electric power.

    I don't know if any of the three variants regarding "a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon" is properly expressed.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon

    ... a tree was uprooted and fell against ...

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    #3

    Re: a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon

    the sea side area the coastal area

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    Re: a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon

    Before Piscean sent his suggestion, I had also been thinking of saying "a tree was uprooted and sent against" or "a tree was uprooted and sent flying against".

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    Re: a tree toppled over and leaned against a 110 kV high-tension pylon

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Before Piscean sent posted his suggestion, I had also been thinking of saying "a tree was uprooted and sent against" or "a tree was uprooted and sent flying against".
    Use "fell" instead of "sent" or "sent flying."

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