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    Smile For a faster thrill

    For a faster thrill, go snowmobiling through the trees, and if you're lucky, the sky will erupt with the green and pink lights of the aurora borealis. Back at the lodge, enjoy Finnish fare such as pizza topped with reindeer, salmon and shrimp.

    For the purpose of enjoying a faster thrilling adventure, ... explode with ... Back to/in the lodge, ... food/dishes ... covered with ...


    The second is how I interpret the first in the above in order to pinpoint its meaning. Correct me if I am wrong.
    To make sure, why does the original uses "Back at the lodge" but not "Back to or in the lodge," which makes more sense to me? Thanks.

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    Re: For a faster thrill

    Your interpretation is mostly correct but using language like "For the purpose" is a little formal for what sounds like an advertisement.

    The word "toppings" in the original is the usual word for what might be on a pizza, if you use "covered" it might suggest that the pizza has a lot more on it than you would normally expect.

    "At the lodge", unfortunately there's no simple way to know which preposition to use. "In" wouldn't work but "back to the hotel" would work here to show that you would return there after snowmobilling.

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    Smile Re: For a faster thrill

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    Your interpretation is mostly correct but using language like "For the purpose" is a little formal for what sounds like an advertisement.

    The word "toppings" in the original is the usual word for what might be on a pizza, if you use "covered" it might suggest that the pizza has a lot more on it than you would normally expect.

    "At the lodge", unfortunately there's no simple way to know which preposition to use. "In" wouldn't work but "back to the hotel" would work here to show that you would return there after snowmobilling.
    Thanks, Jamie.
    Got it except the bolded part. Do you mean "at the lodge" is a fixed expression?
    As a aside, is fare often used to refer to food? Thanks.

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    Re: For a faster thrill

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Jamie.
    Got it except the bolded part. Do you mean "at the lodge" is a fixed expression?
    As a aside, is fare often used to refer to food? Thanks.

    "At the lodge" is what is normally used and sounds better to me but I don't want to tell you it's a fixed expression.

    Fare is usually used to describe food to make it sound more appetising and sometimes emphasise local food, like the reindeer is the text.

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    Re: For a faster thrill

    Thanks, Jamie.

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