Her dress is torn.

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  • quietdandelion

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    Thanks, lian, for the reply.
    To make sure, the base sentence indicates her dress is not very seriously damaged, right? As you put it, there may be just a tear or rip.
     

    quietdandelion

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    Hi QD
    Given the lack of context or detail, I would make no inference whatsoever as to the degree of damage to the dress.
    Thanks, Mr. Graham, for your opinion.
    The base sentence is a stand-alone sample.
    So the degree of damage could vary from simple a tear to being torn into pieces, right?

    For all we know, it is torn from the neckline to the hem. "Torn" tells you the type of damage, but not its extent.
    Got it! GWB, thanks for your precious info.
     
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