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    railway

    Hi there,
    Please tell if the following sentence is correct or not.
    Is ‘railway’ and ‘rails’ repeating in meaning?

    She was walking across the railway on the rails at that moment.

    Thanks
    pete


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    Re: railway

    If she was walking across the railway, she may step on or over a rail, but the tracks would not be laid in the same direction she was walking, so she would not be walking on the railway line.

    What exactly, in simple words, is this silly girl doing in her perambulation?

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    #3

    Re: railway

    Hi there,
    Thanks.
    So is the sentence correct? OR Does it make sense?

    pete


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    #4

    Re: railway

    She was walking across the railway yard...

    she was walking across the railway lines...

    ...and at that moment, stepped on one of the lines. Unfortunately, it was electrified.

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