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Desert 58

"Let's go to see the hole that the morning sandworm crawled out of," suggested Ghorm. Judging by the instinct of time that was well developed for all of us, thanks to the life lived by the blows of the gong, we still had time before work would begin. We returned the trays and dishes and headed to the edge of the moat. We saw a hole of two-step diameter only after descending and walking a little to the right of the ladder. It was evident that this hole was made recently since a pile of fresh ground laid under it.

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I learn : Spanish (Intermediate)
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"Let's go to see the hole that the morning sandworm crawled out of," suggested Ghorm. Judging by the instinct of time that was well developed for all of us, thanks to and the life lived by the blows of the gong, we still had time before work would begin. We returned the trays and dishes and headed to the edge of the moat. We saw a hole of that was two-steps in diameters only after descending and walking a little to the right of the ladder. It was evident that this hole was made recently since a pile of fresh ground laid under it.

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank yuu, Kealin! 

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

I certainly wouldn't like to go anywhere near a place where a sandworm could be lurking!

Please see a couple of my comments

  • that the morning sandworm crawled out of - ("morning sandworm sounds a bit strange to me.I am going to suggest rephrasing this.) "that the sandworm crawled out of this morning."
  • It was evident that this hole was made recently - It was evident that this hole had been made recently (You need to use the past perfect tense to talk about an event that happened before another in the past) -> https://www.grammarly.com/blog/past-perfect/

 

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Hi Ed! Thank you for your comment and link! I need to practice more with the tenses.

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