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Policemen came and directed the traffic. They tried to clear the jam. Some cars slowed down to look at the scene of the incident.
Is the sentence in bold print correct? Shouldn't it be "Some cars slowed down and the drivers looked at the scene of the accident"?
Some cars slowed down to look at the scene of the incident.
I saw this sentence and I would like to know whether it is OK to write 'Some cars slowed down to look...' Is it logical for the 'cars to look'. IMO, it is illogical.
Do not take the literal meaning. 'cars' refers to the people who are traveling in them. The sentence is okay.
Hi! To my mind everything is o.k. In this case *some* means not many cars. Sorry if I'm mistaken. *))))
Kak dela? Tan's problem is that (s)he is undecided about whether nouns with seemingly inanimate referents can perform an act of looking.
Actually, I prefer BrE.
I have a little problem, though: I cannot tell them apart.
Drivers were rubbernecking the scene of the accident, which resulted in a complete a tieup.
This is completely American.