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    turn in at a gateway ...

    Hi

    A teacher was supposed to go for a walk with her pupils. She didn't know how to get to the pond so the kids were supposed to show her the way.

    They had led the way, out of the village, turned in at a
    gateway in the left-hand hedge and walked a well-trodden
    pathway towards the trees.When they reached the wood
    they fell silent and seemed to huddle together.

    I'm not sure I understand the bolded part. Does "turn in" mean that they walked through the gateway? What about "in the left-hand hedge"? There was a hedge on the left hand side?

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    Re: turn in at a gateway ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    They had led the way, out of the village, turned in at a gateway in the left-hand hedge and walked a well-trodden pathway towards the trees.When they reached the wood
    they fell silent and seemed to huddle together.

    I'm not sure I understand the bolded part. Does "turn in" mean that they walked through the gateway? Yes.

    What about "in the left-hand hedge"? There was a hedge on the left hand side? As they approached the gateway, yes.
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    Re: turn in at a gateway ...

    So when they were approaching the gateway there was a hedge on the left hand side and then they walked through the gateway and entered the wood.

    Am I pretty much correct 5?

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    Re: turn in at a gateway ...

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: turn in at a gateway ...

    ...also 'the left-hand hedge' (specifically, the definite article coming before the adjective) implies that there was a hedge on the right as well. If it had said 'the hedge on/to the left', the implication wouldn't have been as strong.

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