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    darting and zooming

    These two actions "darting and zooming" seem to mean different things, though they are defined similarly in a dictionary. In my opinion, "darting" is the beginning action, while "zooming" is the ending action, both meaning "quickly moving". What do you think?

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    ex)Birds have evolved through millions of years into extremely efficient creatures...On the other hand, complex flight is well demonstrated by the birds that depend on catching insects for their food. Watch a swallow darting and zooming close to the ground, and you'll see a real air show...

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    Re: darting and zooming

    Can someone help me with this? The deadline for announcing the result for this is coming up, I'm so scared.

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    Re: darting and zooming

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can someone help me with this? The deadline for announcing the result for this is coming up, I'm so scared.
    I would say "darting" is a bit of a diving action, or jerky movements, while "zooming" is going fast.

    The definition of "zoom" is moving very quickly.

    And the definition of "dart" is to

    "Move or run somewhere suddenly or rapidly"


    So really your sentence says "Watch a swallow move fast and suddenly"
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    Re: darting and zooming

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can someone help me with this? The deadline for announcing the result for this is coming up, I'm so scared.
    I don't understand what you're scared of. What result are you announcing? You have to announce to someone the contents of the answers you get on this website? That would be rather unusual. If it was a test of some kind, then they want to know what you understand and what you know, they're not testing us!
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    Re: darting and zooming

    Some threads I post are for my own curiosity, but some are for answering others' questions. I feel it a duty to answer their questions in time for the next time I meet with them, and whenever I can't solve it on my own, I depend on you teachers here. You are never tested, I was afraid not to be able to answer correctly. Please don't get me wrong.

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    Re: darting and zooming

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Some threads I post are for my own curiosity, but some are for answering others' questions. I feel it a duty to answer their questions in time for the next time I meet with them, and whenever I can't solve it on my own, I depend on you teachers here. You are never tested, I was afraid not to be able to answer correctly. Please don't get me wrong.
    First, I should apologise for not spotting it was you, keannu! I missed the username completely. I would have realised you weren't trying to cheat on a test. Even so, I'm sure they would understand if you had to go back to them and say "Sorry, I'll have to come back to you next time about that question".
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