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    Default chat is, at best

    "Soccer" is a term used by Americans for the game "football" because they don't seem to realise that their silly game (American Football) with men in helmets stopping to huddle and chat is, at best, a subset of the world's number one sport.

    What does `stopping to huddle and chat is, at best,' mean in the above sentence?

    Could anyone explain it?

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    See a huddle here. Learn what huddle means, here (#2), and what at best means here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    See a huddle here. Learn what huddle means, here (#2), and what at best means here.
    Yeah, I tried it not once, but many time.

    But still I could not understand the whole sentence when I read it as a whole.

    would you like to explain it?

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    In American Football, they're always stopping the game and then they spend a long time in huddles talking about what they're going to do next. In ordinary football, there is less stopping and talking.

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    [Now, I understood this paragraph.

    So, I think in above paragraph preposition `to' replace `by'?

    stopping by huddling and talking.

    Also, I think ----- men in helmet refer to players?


    Are these right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In American Football, they're always stopping the game and then they spend a long time in huddles talking about what they're going to do next. In ordinary football, there is less stopping and talking.
    Ahem. American football is ordinary football. Soccer players don't "stop to chat" because their legs would get too cold in those little shorty shorts of theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viet_ghat View Post
    [Now, I understood this paragraph.

    So, I think in above paragraph preposition `to' replace `by'?

    stopping by huddling and talking.

    Also, I think ----- men in helmet refer to players?


    Are these right?
    Yes, the "men in helmets" are the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viet_ghat;150415[SIZE=3
    ]"Soccer" is a term used by Americans for the game "football" because they don't seem to realise that [their silly game (American Football) with men in helmets stopping to huddle and chat] [is, at best,] [a subset of the world's number one sport.][/SIZE]

    What does `stopping to huddle and chat is, at best,' mean in the above sentence? Could anyone explain it?



    Some members of experts have already explained your questions clearly away. This simple version is for the purpose of my writing practice:

    Amercian Football is referred to as a silly game and regarded as only a second-best sport in the world. When it's played, the players wearing helmets often stop the game to discuss what to do next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
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    Some members of experts have already explained your questions clearly away. This simple version is for the purpose of my writing practice:

    Amercian Football is referred to as a silly game and regarded as only a second-best sport in the world. When it's played, the players wearing helmets often stop the game to discuss what to do next.
    You can just say "the players often stop the game," since all football players wear helmets, and all of the players participate in the huddle.

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