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    Sukhomvit is offline Junior Member
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    dhow was to have found her way

    Quoted Out of Africa by I. Dinensen

    "While I was sailing home, past Lamu and Takaunga, where our dhow was to have found her way, I thought of him."


    I understand that "find its way somewhere" means arrive or get somewhere (after some time). If so, may I re-word the above sentence as below:

    ""While I was sailing home, when our dhow was to have found her way into Lamu and Takaunga, I thought of him."

    Is there anything the new sentence misses?
    Thanks for your help.

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: dhow was to have found her way

    It looks OK if Lamu and Takaunga are bodies of water. If they're place names, use to.
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