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    #1

    wind around

    The following in red is confusing.

    Yet how do drive-throughs typically work today? They wind around the entire restaurant building. As an approaching consumer, you have no way of clearly seeing the number of cars ahead of you in the queue. Only after you already commit yourself by ordering and proceeding around the corner of the building do you see the total number of cars before you.

    Does this mean "drive-throughs are located around the corner of the building"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: wind around

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    The following in red is confusing.

    Yet how do drive-throughs typically work today? They wind around the entire restaurant building. As an approaching consumer, you have no way of clearly seeing the number of cars ahead of you in the queue. Only after you already commit yourself by ordering and proceeding around the corner of the building do you see the total number of cars before you.

    Does this mean "drive-throughs are located around the corner of the building"?

    Thank you.
    No. Even though the queue is not mentioned until the sentence after the phrase you queried, "wind around" refers to the queue of cars. It means that there is a long line of cars starting at the drive-through window and the queue goes round the first corner of the building/block and then around the next corner.

    Apologies if this is too obvious, but I assume you do realise that it's "wind" the verb, not the noun.

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    Re: wind around

    Then it seems "they" refer to "the cars," not drive-throughs. I thought "they" referred to drive-throughs.

    Thank you for the help.

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