Hi teachers,

1. Quote "Every room that you went into was a larger area that broke off into other area." I'm not sure if I heard it right. If I did, what does "broke off" mean? Like branches off? What other words you would use to replace it?

2. When you walk to the end of the cliff, where you have to stop, otherwise you will fall off. Do you say in English "this is where the cliff drops off / falls off"?

Thank you.

Tinanam
1 "Branches off" sounds better to me.

2 I think just "drop" would be enough.
Hi Philip,

Does that mean "broke off" is not correct in that usage?

Thanks

Tinanam
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Every room that you went into was a larger area that broke off into other area -- This creates no image for me at all.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Police also found it difficult to navigate themselves around the school. Officer 1: "It wasn't just a school with straight hallway and rooms on each side of them, every room that you went into was a larger area that broke off into other area"

I maybe heard it wrong. Would you please correct it?

Thanks

Tinanam
Well, there are problems with number, which I have tentatively fixed below...

Officer 1: "It wasn't just a school with straight hallways and rooms on each side of them: every room that you went into was a larger area that broke off into other areas"

...and I think I can understand what he is trying to describe, but I still don't know why he uses 'larger'; 'broke off', I suppose, simple means diverge (or as Philip suggested before) 'branch off' in palmate fashion:

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Hi Mister Micawber,

Thanks for your corrections.

Have a good day.

Tinanam