I don't have results this week because the poll wasn't working, but I do want to explain the sentence in question, which was this:
Do you find this sentence confusing at first? "There seemed to be no danger for he had ordered the gate thrown open."
I read this sentence in a book and got hung up on the word "for," thinking it went with "There seemed to be no danger for..." as if a person would be named next. However, "for" in this sentence is synonymous with "because."
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