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Hi teachers. Is this sentence good as it is or should I make it clear that I found the light switch and turned on the light?


I fumbled for the light switch to reveal a cavernous basement.

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anonymousHi teachers. Is this sentence good as it is or should I make it clear that I found the light switch and turned on the light?

Yes.

Your sentence implies that the purpose of your fumbling was to reveal a basement. (to your companions, maybe?) You knew the cavernous basement was there; your purpose was to reveal it.

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anonymous

Hi teachers. Is this sentence good as it is or should I make it clear that I found the light switch and turned on the light?


I fumbled for the light switch to reveal a cavernous basement.

No, if "to reveal" is not a statement of purpose. If you mean that you fumbled for the switch and turned it on, and the consequence of that was that a cavernous basement was revealed, it has to be something like "I fumbled for the light switch. I must have hit it blindly because a fly-specked flourescent tube blinked on to reveal a cavernous basement."