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    Cool to bridge into

    I'll very appreciate somebody says to me the meaning of "bridge into" in following sentence:

    "It was great to see somebody bridge into something that is such unfamiliar territory."

    bridge into is subjuntive, here? In any case, which tense do you think does it belong?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Cool Re: to bridge into

    'll very appreciate somebody says to me the meaning of "bridge into" in following sentence:

    "It was great to see somebody bridge into something that is such unfamiliar territory."

    bridge into is subjuntive, here? In any case, which tense do you think does it belong?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: to bridge into

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    'll very appreciate somebody says to me the meaning of "bridge into" in following sentence:

    "It was great to see somebody bridge into something that is such unfamiliar territory."

    bridge into is subjuntive, here? In any case, which tense do you think does it belong?

    Thanks a lot.
    It's a bare infinitive, as in 'I saw someone walk into a lamp-post'. I think what makes the sentence hard to understand - so hard to parse - is that that use of 'bridge' is unusual. The verb bridge usually means 'make/form a bridge':

    Her music bridges the gap between rock and pop.


    In your sentence, though, 'bridge into' means 'go from one environment into another'.

    b

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