Is it true that "Things fall because of gravity?" "Gravity" is just a

Is it true that "Things fall because of gravity?" "Gravity" is just a

Is it true that "Things fall because of gravity?" "Gravity" is just a placeholder word for the tendency of things to fall. So to say "Things fall because of gravity", is to say "Things fall because of their tendency to fall." Which is vacuous. A better explanation would be "Things fall because they have mass and are nearby another massive object (the earth)." Am I right here?

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