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    RonBeeRe: Less is more (1)
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    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.

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    Re: To: RonBee

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    RonBeeRe: Less is more (1)
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    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.

    As for me, keeping that are in would stand to reason, especially for the reader's or listener's sake since the part between the two that ares is rather long.

    Ex: Objects that are nearer to the Earth are attracted to it with a greater force than those that are further away.

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