May a person respond amen to a bracha levatala or a bracha sheino tzaroch as the words of the bracha in and of themselves are true or is this improper?

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Shulchan Arukh OC 215:4:

כל המברך ברכה שאינה צריכה הרי זה נושא שם שמים לשוא, והרי הוא כנשבע לשוא ואסור לענות אחריו אמן:‏
Anyone who blesses a blessing that isn't necessary has taken God's name in vain, and it is as if he swore in vain, and it is forbidden to answer amen to after it. (my translation)

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