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Hi

How do you (as a native speaker) find this conversation?


Was it a false rumour?

No, it was true.

Thanks,

Tom

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It sounds fine to me.
Did you worry that it was redundant to say "false rumor"? A rumor can be true or false.
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Grammar GeekDid you worry that it was redundant to say "false rumor"? A rumor can be true or false.

How do you mean, GG? If a rumour can be true or false then how is it redundant to say it's false?
Who said it was redundant to say a rumor is false?

CJ
I was asking Mr. Tom if his concern over the naturalness of the line was over the idea of a "false rumor." I agree with you that it's a very natural sounding thing to say.
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Grammar GeekI was asking Mr. Tom if his concern over the naturalness of the line was over the idea of a "false rumor."

Sorry, I misunderstood what you said.