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    Thumbs up Help to explain V-ING of this sentence!

    Dear friends,
    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!

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    Re: Help to explain V-ING of this sentence!

    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.

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