Our adroit passing enabled us to score four touchdowns.

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Our adroit passing enabled us to score four touchdowns.
Source: Vocabulary for the high school students

I can't understand the meaning of the whole sentence. Would you please be kind enough to tell me what it says exactly?

These two make me confused [passing] and [to score four touchdowns].

What is it talking about?

Thank you.
  • emiliomichael

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    English - America
    Hi sb,

    This sentence refers to American football. Passing the football by throwing it to another team member is one way that an American football team attempts to score points. When a football is successfully passed and caught in a designated area (called the endzone), a team scores six points. This is called a touchdown.

    Therefore, four touchdowns would equal 24 points (6 points multiplied by 4 touchdowns), as well an additional 1 - 8 points as determined by bonuses (extra points) that a team can score in varying ways.

    If a team passes well, or better than the other team, they have a higher chance of scoring touchdowns. This increases a team's chances of winning the game.

    Are you familiar with rugby? A touchdown is similar to a "try" in rugby.
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