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    Post to eat

    Dear teachers,

    Could you help me understand the meaning of 'ate' in this sentence?

    At times certain centres provide housing and can be convenient since they ate all on the train line that comes to Wyndmoor station.

    The context suggests that by 'them' the author meant 'previous visitors' . I would say that this sounds like the author is giving tips for new visitors who not only are looking for accomodation but also a nearby place to eat.

    Thank you.

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    Re: to eat

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you help me understand the meaning of 'ate' in this sentence?

    At times certain centres provide housing and can be convenient since they ate all on the train line that comes to Wyndmoor station.

    The context suggests that by 'them' the author meant 'previous visitors' . I would say that this sounds like the author is giving tips for new visitors who not only are looking for accomodation but also a nearby place to eat.

    Thank you.
    I think "ate" is a typo for "are".

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