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    Red face I need some help

    Dear teacher,
    I am trying to translate the following sentence and I need some help with the second (underlined) part after the comma.
    "Across it, an impressive variety of wildlife moves in search of food, nourished by the annual flood that pours in from Angola largely to vanish into the air and the sand."
    Thank you for your assistance.

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    Re: I need some help

    That clause describes "wildlife"

    "largely to vanish . . . ." describes the flood.

    A comma is needed after Angola.

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    Re: I need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by tmarinova View Post
    Dear teacher,
    I am trying to translate the following sentence and I need some help with the second (underlined) part after the comma.
    "Across it, an impressive variety of wildlife moves in search of food, nourished by the annual flood that pours in from Angola largely to vanish into the air and the sand."
    Thank you for your assistance.
    It's not a very good sentence. It's unclear exactly what it means. (You might have already suspected that!)

    I understand it to mean that every year, flood waters increase the food supply before evaporating or being soaked up by dry ground.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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