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    #1

    hugging the contours

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    " Fish that live on the sea bottom benefit by being flat and hugging the contours."

    Hugging the contours means:
    a)swimming close to the seabed
    b)hiding in the sand at the bottom of the sea
    c)lying still on the sea bottom

    which one is correct?

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    Re: hugging the contours

    A

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    Re: hugging the contours

    We're not supposed to do your homework for you, English70.

    At least make your own effort first.

    You were lucky this time.

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    Re: hugging the contours

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We're not supposed to do your homework for you, English70.

    At least make your own effort first.

    You were lucky this time.

    Rover
    This is not homework...i am leaner not a student...

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    Re: hugging the contours

    Allow me to correct your English, English.

    Quote Originally Posted by English70 View Post

    This is not homework; I am a learner - not a student.
    Even so, It's better for you to try for yourself first.

    Rover

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    #6

    Re: hugging the contours

    Number B

    because the book say benefit by (hugging contours) which means hanging on the sea bottom using it's flat body to hide in it .

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    Re: hugging the contours

    Sorry Ahmad Safwat, I am fairly sure the answer is A. Here is why:

    In this case, "contours" refers to the shape of the sea bottom. "Hugging the contours" means staying very close to the sea bed, perhaps even touching it. It does not mean however, that the fish is actually in the sand. Instead, the fish moves its body with the curves of the sea bed as it swims.

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    Re: hugging the contours

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    Sorry Ahmad Safwat, I am fairly sure the answer is A. Here is why:

    In this case, "contours" refers to the shape of the sea bottom. "Hugging the contours" means staying very close to the sea bed, perhaps even touching it. It does not mean however, that the fish is actually in the sand. Instead, the fish moves its body with the curves of the sea bed as it swims.

    No problem Munch , thanks for the clearification

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