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    Our walk through the forest was like a journey through an extended underground cavern. We wound through obscure passages, out into small openings or great rooms, and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.


    Hi. I am learning English .Really I can not understand this part" out into..."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    Could you please explain in details the meaning of" out into small openings or great rooms, and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.?"



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    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    We wound through obscure passages, out into small openings...
    'Out' refers to them moving out of the passages.
    'Into' refers to them moving into small openings.

    It is basically saying:
    "We wound through obscure passages. We moved out of the passages. We moved into small openings."
    "We wound through obscure passages. We moved out of the passages. We moved into small openings."


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    Did that help? nima?
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    Thank you all so much, but I wonder the reason why the write has written : small openings or great rooms


    What is the relation between them ?????
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    and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.?"


    Does it mean they relinquish and came back to the obscure passages?
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    If you need any assistance learning to curse properly in English..I will be happy to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
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    The comma is in the wrong place the pause doesn't go after passages it should go after openings. The pause after passages makes the sentence confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    The comma is in the wrong place the pause doesn't go after passages it should go after openings. The pause after passages makes the sentence confusing.
    Wrong.
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    Out and into seem part of the verb wound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    The comma is in the wrong place the pause doesn't go after passages it should go after openings. The pause after passages makes the sentence confusing.
    I don't think you should be trying to teach people how to write English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    Out and into seem part of the verb wound.
    They're prepositions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    Our walk through the forest was like a journey through an extended underground cavern. We wound through obscure passages, out into small openings or great rooms, and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.
    First of all, I think all of us can agree that this quote is chuck full of lousy grammar.

    Second, the term "obscure passages" seems vague.

    Third, it is awkward to think of winding out of obscure passages and going into small openings or great rooms.

    Lastly," tunneling back into winding passageways" takes me by surprise. How could we be "tunneling" through all of this, especially because the verb "to wind" means to follow passages/passageways/ etc that were previously made. And we were in "obscure passages" and not "winding passageways".

    Sorry, but my best suggestion is to find something else to read.
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    Relative clause, but the comma still doesn't belong there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    Lastly," tunneling back into winding passageways" takes me by surprise. How could we be "tunneling" through all of this, especially because the verb "to wind" means to follow passages/passageways/ etc that were previously made. And we were in "obscure passages" and not "winding passageways".
    It is called poetic licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    Our walk through the forest was like a journey through an extended underground cavern. We wound through obscure passages, out into small openings or great rooms, and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.
    Hi. I am learning English .Really I can not understand this part" out into..."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Could you please explain in details the meaning of" out into small openings or great rooms, and then Tunneled back into winding passageways.?"
    "Out into small openings or great rooms" indicates that the path goes from being a claustrophobia-inducing tunnel to a larger, freer area.
    "Tunnelled back" says that you're going from openings and rooms and returning into passageways/ tunnels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    The comma is in the wrong place the pause doesn't go after passages it should go after openings. The pause after passages makes the sentence confusing.
    Incorrect. Although a comma could be added after openings. Depending upon time and location a comma before "or" might be required.
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    It still seems verbish, wound out into.
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