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    slides across

    I wonder which is the subject for "slides across". Is it "ice sheet" or "water" or "the rocks"? The translation is vague, and I wonder if the writer made a mistake.

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    ex)There is an intresting mystery in Death Valley National Park in the western U.S. There are rocks that move....It's possible that water freezes around the rocks and then carries them along as the entire ice sheet melts and slides across the desert floor...

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    Re: slides across

    Hi,

    "...as the entire ice sheet melts and slides across...". In my opinion, this indicates that the subject is "the ice sheet".

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: slides across

    Where is the ice sheet? Is it attached to the rocks or on the surface of the desert? I can't get how it slides.

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    Re: slides across

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Where is the ice sheet? Is it attached to the rocks or on the surface of the desert? I can't get how it slides.
    Hi,

    "It's possible that water freezes around the rocks..." This water, once frozen, becomes the "ice sheet" that slides. Other than that, I'm not that familiar with Death Valley's topography so I don't have the faintest idea as to how it slides. I'm just interpreting the text.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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