purple flowers burst out of the vines in the ditch

username111

Member
italian
Here is a sentence that drives me crazy:
"they bolted over a cattle guard, where some rayed and crested purple flowers burst out of the vines in the ditch".
im not able to figure out the scene: they are passing on a cattle guard, where do the vines come from, from the ditch under the cattle guard? are there vines in the ditch, and do the flowers burst from the vines?
 
  • elfa

    Senior Member
    English
    Here is a sentence that drives me crazy:
    "they bolted over a cattle guard, where some rayed and crested purple flowers burst out of the vines in the ditch".
    im not able to figure out the scene: they are passing over a cattle guard, where do the vines come from, from the ditch under the cattle guard:tick:? are there vines in the ditch:tick:, and do the flowers burst from the vines?:tick:
    From the text alone, yes, the meaning is exactly as you describe. :)

    PS. A "vine" isn't necessarily a "grapevine". ;)
    From the Free Dictionary
    a. A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface.
     
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