what does "area" here in this sentence refer to?


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"Then the lumps of clay are placed on a metal grid in order to break up the big chunks of clay into much smaller areas, which fall through the metal grid onto a roller."

What does word smaller areas here refer to ? Is smaller pieces basically what is reffered to as areas ?

  • I would say that "lumps" become "pieces" when they are broken up. Not "areas." I wouldn't memorize this for use with the general public. :)