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What you have been told is correct.
When you select drive, it will do exactly what it says.
You will even find that if you were to try doing it when facing uphill it would still try to drive because the engine computer will try to increase engine speed until drive takes place.
If you need to select drive and not move then you should apply the handbrake.
thanks Mark,it just confirms what I have been told.