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    to put on his brakes and lessen

    Does this "to put on his brakes and lessen" denote a result or description for "in time"?

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    ex)Jeff could hardly wait to show his birthday present, a new bike, to his friends. He tore out of the driveway - right into the path of an oncoming car. Luckily, the driver saw Jeff in time to put on his brakes and lessen the impact of the blow. But the boy was badly cut and bruised...

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    Re: to put on his brakes and lessen

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "to put on his brakes and lessen" denote a result or description for "in time"?

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    ex)Jeff could hardly wait to show his birthday present, a new bike, to his friends. He tore out of the driveway - right into the path of an oncoming car. Luckily, the driver saw Jeff in time to put on his brakes and lessen the impact of the blow. But the boy was badly cut and bruised...
    Lessening the impact was a result of putting on the brakes. Is that what you are asking?

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    Re: to put on his brakes and lessen

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "to put on his brakes and lessen" denote a result or description for "in time"?

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    ex)Jeff could hardly wait to show his birthday present, a new bike, to his friends. He tore out of the driveway - right into the path of an oncoming car. Luckily, the driver saw Jeff in time to put on his brakes and lessen the impact of the blow. But the boy was badly cut and bruised...
    The driver saw Jeff in time to put on his brakes. As a result of braking, the impact was lessened.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: to put on his brakes and lessen

    No, I mean the relationship between "saw" and "put on", which is the cause and result?

    ex)the driver saw Jeff in time to put on his brakes and lessen the impact of the blow

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    Re: to put on his brakes and lessen

    Seeing Jeff was the cause of the driver putting his brakes on.
    Putting the brakes on was the cause of the impact being lessened.

    Overall, seeing Jeff in time was the cause of the impact being lessened.

    The impact being lessened was the result of the brakes being put on which was the result of the driver seeing Jeff in time.
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    Re: to put on his brakes and lessen

    Do you think somehow that applying an automobile's brakes helps people see better?

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