Student or Learner
I am studying English. I use Effortless English system. When I studied lesson “Ms censorship” in Level 3, in the Mini story I found a sentence “They were all filtering the river looking for gold”.
I understood that this sentence means “They were all filtering the river to look for gold”.
But I don’t know why this sentence is “They were all filtering the river looking for gold”.
Especially it used Verb-ing “looking”.
Can anyone help me explain this?
Thanks very much!
Let's see if I can help. How about you read it "They were filtering the river (because they were) looking for gold?
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.