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    Smile difficult sentence

    dear sir in sentences
    1)Or we could follow the guys for 12 hours out of town
    i did not find follow out of

    2)Can find me once, it's only a matter of Time
    Until he creeps up in the back of my rearview mirror again.
    i don't understand Until he creeps up in the back of my rearview mirror again.
    3)
    Kind of caught us a break, huh?
    i did not understood why they use past participle of catch

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    Re: difficult sentence

    Hi, Adel ~

    1) Or we could follow the guys for 12 hours out of town

    i did not find follow out of
    I think this means that they could spend 12 hours following the guys -- and that the guys would be driving out of town.
    - They would follow the guys all around town in the beginning, and then even follow them "out of town" (meaning "as they left the town") as well.




    2) Can find me once, it's only a matter of Time
    Until he creeps up in the back of my rearview mirror again.
    i don't understand Until he creeps up in the back of my rearview mirror again.
    I think this means that when he looks in his rearview mirror, he will see him again, driving close behind him, slowly "creeping up on him."
    - It is a literary device to refer to "slowly closing in on the leading car" as "creeping up in the back of my rearview mirror." It is meant to be expressive and idiosyncratic language.
    - The entire passage means that he found me once before, so I have to assume that he will find me again. At some point, I will look in my rear view mirror and see him slowly closing in on me.



    3) Kind of caught us a break, huh?
    i did not understood why they use past participle of catch
    "To catch a break" is a saying, an idiom. It means "to have an (unexpected) fortunate turn of events."
    - "The speaker must be saying -- "We just had a piece of good luck. We caught a break (when some fortunate event occurred.)"

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