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RonBeeRe: Less is more (1)
Originally Posted by puzzle
Objects that are nearer to the Earth are attracted to it with a greater force than those that are further away.
The only change I would make there is I would change further to farther.
RonBee, Could you tell me why you think it's better not to omit "that are", but keep it? Please.
I'm not a teacher but I think it has to be maintained to keep the sentence parallel. Besides, removing 'that are' would make the sentence sound quite vague/incomplete.