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Geckos have over two million tiny hairs on the bottom of their feet. The hairs are extremely small ... they are split into even smaller tips.

HI,
I wonder if "tips" in the above can be replaced by "pieces." YOur comments? Thanks.
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Hi,

Geckos have over two million tiny hairs on the bottom of their feet. The hairs are extremely small ... they are split into even smaller tips.

I wonder if "tips" in the above can be replaced by "pieces." YOur comments?

First, I don't understand the intended meaning. If I look at one of these hairs, what does it mean that it is 'split into even smaller tips/pieces'?' Will I not see just one piece of hair? What will I see?

Clive
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I wonder if you mean 'roots'?
eg We say that a human hair has just one root, doesn't it?

Clive
CliveI wonder if you mean 'roots'?
eg We say that a human hair has just one root, doesn't it?

Clive

Thanks, Clive.
I think it means "if it is observed under a microscope, the hair can be split into ..."
Hi,

They are is not at all the same as they can be.

And surely almost anything can be split into smaller pieces, so why even say that?

Clive
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