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    "They moved along the wall as a way to guide them in the darkness."

    As I understand this sentence, it means that moving along the wall was a method for them to guide themselves in the darkness. But then the sentence should say "as a way to guide themselves in the darkness", shouldn't it?

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    Default Re: as a way

    Quote Originally Posted by FW
    "They moved along the wall as a way to guide them in the darkness."

    As I understand this sentence, it means that moving along the wall was a method for them to guide themselves in the darkness. But then the sentence should say "as a way to guide themselves in the darkness", shouldn't it?
    No, then you would have them guiding themselves. Instead, they used the wall as a guide. In effect, the wall guided them.

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