This sum appears to be correct when read as words. It can also be correct if you substitute digits for letters. Each different letter stands for a different digit.
F  I  V  E 
  O  N  E 


F  O  U  R 
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1  8  9  3 
  4  2  3 


1  4  7  0 
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