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T.A



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject: turn Reply with quote

What is a car but a modern version of a magic carpet, ready to take its passengers wherever they command at the turn of a key?

Which does 'at the turn of a key' refer to; '(to) take its passengers' or 'they command'?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: turn Reply with quote

T.A wrote:
What is a car but a modern version of a magic carpet, ready to take its passengers wherever they command at the turn of a key?

Which does 'at the turn of a key' refer to; '(to) take its passengers' or 'they command'?


I think it's "...ready to take its passengers (somewhere) at the turn of a key..."

It means as soon as you turn the key in the ignition and start driving, you can take your passengers wherever you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it means that an action takes place when a key is turned. For example, "My car starts at the turn of a key"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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