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    #12

    Re: The tide comes in

    I can't read that, but it doesn't matter. If a tide could be due that would mean it is coming at a specific time. However, that word doesn't apply here.

    Tides are always either coming in or going out. (That's what they do.)

    Do you know what causes tides?
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    #13

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I can't read that, but it doesn't matter. If a tide could be due that would mean it is coming at a specific time. However, that word doesn't apply here.

    Tides are always either coming in or going out. (That's what they do.)

    Do you know what causes tides?
    I am sorry if the screenshots can't be read. I can copy and paste the text instead.
    I forgot what causes them, to be honest. I thought just like ''it is out'', ''the tide is due'' means it is either coming in or going out.

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    #14

    Re: The tide comes in

    The moon causes the tides. (Gravity.)

    The tide is out - low tide

    Forget about the tide is due.
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    #15

    Re: The tide comes in

    This works though: High tide is due at 3:15 this afternoon. You don't need the word "due", but it's not impossible.
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    #16

    Re: The tide comes in

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    This works though: High tide is due at 3:15 this afternoon. You don't need the word "due", but it's not impossible.
    Yes. Unlike most things though, it is not possible for high tide to be late. (It's more dependable than Old Faithful.)
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    #17

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    What is the opposite of ''The tide comes in'', ''The tide is out'', ''The tide is back'' and ''back out?'' What verb do you use in such context?
    "The tide recedes" is frequently used.

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    #18

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "The tide recedes" is frequently used.
    In quite a few years of dealing with tides in southern England I did not come across that.
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    #19

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "The tide recedes" is frequently used.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In quite a few years of dealing with tides in southern England I did not come across that.
    It sounds odd to my American ears, too.
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    #20

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It sounds odd to my American ears, too.

    As a frequent visitor to the Jersey shore it's not unusual, at least on the east coast. Suggest you Google it.

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