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If I was wearing a Necklace of Adaptation, and jumped in a tank of lamp oil, would I drown, or would I breathe normally just as if I was in an environment specified in the item's description?

P.S. Related but very much NOT a dupe:

Does Water Breathing let someone breathe under the surface of *any* liquid, or just ordinary water?

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You would be able to breathe. The effect of the necklace of adaptation

wraps the wearer in a shell of fresh air, making him immune to all harmful vapors and gases […] and allowing him to breathe

When it continues to say “even underwater or in a vacuum”, that's what's known as an “elaboration”, a normal part of how English gets used. It doesn't restrict, it clarifies; the “even” as used there is synonymous with “including” in the non-exhaustive sense.

In order to be a restriction it would have to omit the comma and the “even”, which is a very different sentence construction.

In other words, the necklace's effect doesn't care about the environment at all, allowing normal breathing regardless of environment. (Even underwater or in vacuum!)

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