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    dear sir in these sentences

    1)There used to be cities
    that spanned hundreds of miles.
    But there's way too much information
    to decode the Matrix.
    i don't understand to be cities

    2)Balls to bones.
    i don't found the verb balll

    3)Have you ever stood and stared at it?
    Marveled at its beauty...
    i don't understand Marveled (it is adjective)
    thank you

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    Default Re: ask for help

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear sir in these sentences

    1)There used to be cities that spanned hundreds of miles.
    But there's way too much information to decode the Matrix.
    I don't understand to be cities

    The phrase you don't understand is "used to be". "used to" is a common phrase for talking about habitual or ongoing actions in the past.
    In this case, it basically means: There were cities in the past ...
    Here's some more examples:
    I used to be fat, but I went on a diet.

    There used to be a law against that. But now we can do it.

    2)Balls to bones.
    I don't found the verb balll
    There is no verb here. It's not a sentences. I don't know what it means.


    3)Have you ever stood and stared at it?
    Marveled at its beauty...
    i don't understand Marveled (it is adjective)
    No, it probably should be written "Have you ever stood and stared at it, marvelled at its beauty?" It's OK if it's from a poem.
    It means:
    "Have you ever stood and stared at it?
    Have you ever marvelled at it's beauty?"

    thank you
    If you don't understand something here, please ask me to explain that part again.

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