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    #1

    I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    A: What are you going to do with your land?
    B: I'm going to plant orchards on it.




    The lline in bold sounds lame to me. I feel like rewording it as the following:

    I'm going to plant fruits on it.
    I'm going to make it into orchards.

    Do I bring coals to New Castle? Thanks.

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    I plan to cover it in orchards.

    It shall become bountiful orchards.

    "Orchards," exclaimed the new owner, "Orchards my boy, it shall bring forth a superfluity of fruit!"



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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    I plan to cover it in orchards.

    It shall become bountiful orchards.

    "Orchards," exclaimed the new owner, "Orchards my boy, it shall bring forth a superfluity of fruit!"



    Wholeman
    Thanks, Wholeman, for the beautiful and expressive wording.
    I can assert that you're a master with words.
    But does the origanal sentence sound right to you?

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Yes, it is fine, however as you stated, it is rather uninformative and bland.

    Apple Orchards, Peach Orchards, Cherry Orchards, Orange Orchards, Avocado Orchards, all are at least a little more informative than simply Orchards.


    Wholeman

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    Yes, it is fine, however as you stated, it is rather uninformative and bland.

    Apple Orchards, Peach Orchards, Cherry Orchards, Orange Orchards, Avocado Orchards, all are at least a little more informative than simply Orchards.


    Wholeman
    Thanks, Wholeman, for your informative and entertaining versions.
    You're genuinely good at words.

    For what it's worth, are you a major of literature?

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Ah... no, I'm an Author.


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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    Ah... no, I'm an Author.


    Wholeman
    Thanks, Wholeman.

    I'd expect you said you are a writer.
    I doubt whether a writer is equivalent to an Author.

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    It mostly depends on just how verbose you are.

    Authors are writers, but not all writers are authors.

    Newspaper reporters are writers, but seldom are they authors.

    I hope that explains the difference to you.

    Wholeman

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    Re: I'm going to plant orchards on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    It mostly depends on just how verbose you are.

    Authors are writers, but not all writers are authors.

    Newspaper reporters are writers, but seldom are they authors.

    I hope that explains the difference to you.

    Wholeman
    Thanks, Wholeman, for the subtle and tricky response.
    As far as my knowledge goes, an author has one of the connotations, to wit, fathering a few books.

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