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    The binoculars are a tool that makes distant things appear closer to you.

    1) The binoculars are a tool that makes distant things appear closer to you.

    2) The binoculars are a kind of tool that helps you see distant objects closely.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: The binoculars are a tool that makes distant things appear closer to you.

    Drop the from both sentences and they'll be okay.
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    Re: The binoculars are a tool that makes distant things appear closer to you.

    I don't really think of binoculars as tools, although I guess they are in a very clinical definition of the word.

    I think something like 'an object' or 'a(n) (optical) device' or even 'a(n) (optical) instrument' would sound a bit more natural.
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