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    a grid of tiles

    Does this "tile" mean just a square shape or actual clay hard material?

    21)Close's career was going well up until 1988 [when/which]1) he suddenly [paralyzed/became paralyzed]2) from the neck down. It was particularly horrible for Close as a
    painter. With limited use of his hands and fingers, his career [could easily be/could have easily been]3) over. But he wasn't ready to put down his painting tools yet. After years of hard work and physical therapy, he was able to once again walk and move his arms to some degree. [Wishing/Wished]4) to continue with portraits [doing/done]5) on the large scale that he [was used to/used to]6), he found a new way of painting. He now uses a mosaic-based, gridded and colorful style. He replaced the minute detail of his earlier paintings with a grid of tiles painted with colorful circular or oval shapes.

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    Re: a grid of tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "tile" mean just a square shape or actual clay hard material?

    21)Close's career was going well up until 1988 [when/which]1) he suddenly [paralyzed/became paralyzed]2) from the neck down. It was particularly horrible for Close as a
    painter. With limited use of his hands and fingers, his career [could easily be/could have easily been]3) over. But he wasn't ready to put down his painting tools yet. After years of hard work and physical therapy, he was able to once again walk and move his arms to some degree. [Wishing/Wished]4) to continue with portraits [doing/done]5) on the large scale that he [was used to/used to]6), he found a new way of painting. He now uses a mosaic-based, gridded and colorful style. He replaced the minute detail of his earlier paintings with a grid of tiles painted with colorful circular or oval shapes.
    The reference is to a physical material. He is painting on a series of tiles. Just out of curiosity, how did you manage to identify a tile as being merely a square shape rather than a small item made of clay or some other material?

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    Re: a grid of tiles

    By the translation written in the material. My first feeling was "physical material", but the translation confused me.

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    Re: a grid of tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "tile" mean just a square shape or actual clay hard material?

    21)Close's career was going well up until 1988
    when he suddenly became paralyzed from the neck down. It was particularly horrible for Close as a painter. With limited use of his hands and fingers, his career could have easily been over. But he wasn't ready to put down his painting tools yet. After years of hard work and physical therapy, he was able to once again walk and move his arms to some degree. Wishing to continue with portraits done on the large scale that he was used to, he found a new way of painting. He now uses a mosaic-based, gridded and colorful style. He replaced the minute detail of his earlier paintings with a grid of tiles painted with colorful circular or oval shapes.
    I assume we are supposed to choose between the options in your quote.

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    Re: a grid of tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I assume we are supposed to choose between the options in your quote.
    I don't think we are supposed to do anything! I'm pretty sure I'm not currently studying English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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