new player notation question

I was just reading an ebook Chess Fundamentals and came across a notation that confused me to it's meaning.  Here is the notation.

6   Bxe7   Qxe7

7   Bd3

7 "cxd5" is preferable for reasons that we shall soon see.

7   ...      Nxc3

8   bxc3   Nd7

Now 8..."dxc4" would ber a better way to develop the game.

I'm confused by the notations that I have place in quotes can anyone explain those notations?


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