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    #21

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I'd bet my boots Herewego was a he. Dropping f-bombs ...
    You evidently don't know my nephew's fiancee — but while I agree male is more likely, it's not a bad idea to leave both options open.
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    #22

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    How would you describe the view in the picture I have attached in a dramatic manner?

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    This is not an assignment. There is no specific context. I am just interested in creative and dramatic English.

    If you click on the picture, it'll get bigger.
    Can I say the hills plunge into the water?

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    #23

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Yes, indeed you can. You understand that this usage would be a bit poetic -- florid I'd call it. It's perfectly correct, just not what an ordinary person would normally say.

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