Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Take under consideration:
"Police had previously took to Twitter to warn park visitors TO AVOID FROM the animal after they found selfies taken with the bear."
(Does this mean, - and particularly the verb in capital letters - , mean that people should KEEP AWAY FROM with the animal?)
- Anonymous6 months agoFavorite Answer
The sentence was written incorrectly and does not make sense, but yes, I think you correctly interpreted what the writer was trying to say.
There was a bear in a park. The police saw photographs that people had taken of themselves with the bear. After seeing those photographs, the police used Twitter to inform park visitors to stay away from the bear.
A grammatically correct sentence version of the sentence could be "Police had previously TAKEN to Twitter to warn park visitors to KEEP AWAY from the animal after they found selfies taken with the bear."
- capitalgentlemanLv 76 months ago
That sentence was not written by a native English speaker. In fact, it makes little sense in English. It seems to be saying stay away from the bear, but, that is not at all certain from the text.
- 6 months ago
Yes, your interpretation is correct. The sentence should be "The police had previously taken to Twitter to warn park visitors to avoid the animal after they found selfies taken with a bear."
- RLv 46 months ago
That sentence makes no sense whatever.
Police had previously TAKEN to Twitter to warn park visitors to avoid ANIMALS after they found PEOPLE WERE TAKING selfies with bears.