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    vocabulary

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please explain to me the underlined expression?

    A child on the tour said he would like to see a beaver, since he had heard there were many in the park. The guide said he would do his best. First he led us along a road, and then we turned off onto a path. To our right was a marshy pond.
    Suddenly the child who had spoken before shouted, "Look! I see a beaver!" Of course the beaver was startled. It slapped its tail and disappeared into pond.

    Why isn't there an article between "into" and "pond"?

    Many thanks,
    Hela

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    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    Would you please explain to me the underlined expression?

    A child on the tour said he would like to see a beaver, since he had heard there were many in the park. The guide said he would do his best. First he led us along a road, and then we turned off onto a path. To our right was a marshy pond.
    Suddenly the child who had spoken before shouted, "Look! I see a beaver!" Of course the beaver was startled. It slapped its tail and disappeared into pond.

    Why isn't there an article between "into" and "pond"?

    Many thanks,
    Hela
    I don't know. It should be "the pond" ...we already know what pond we are talking about - "the marshy pond".
    Might be a typo....?

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