Questions tagged with ambiguity

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Ambiguous modifier to list
A friend wrote: "Instead of sitting on his butt, Kaepernick should be out making charitable donations, peacefully protesting, and becoming ...
grammar syntax ambiguity 0 votes, asked Aug 30 by Jason Brohm
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Is this sentence ambiguous
As the chapter unfolds, it will explore changes within the South African legal system to assist children in giving reliable ...
ambiguity 0 votes, asked May 25 '15 by Sharon Miltiadou
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'No' + [Plural noun] + [verb]: ambiguous meaning?
I am wondering if the following sentence has an ambiguous meaning: "No hugs are better than homework." Here are two ...
plural no ambiguity 0 votes, asked Nov 30 '14 by anon445
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"wanting a final decision/proof is impossible"
I used a strange sentence which is semantically similar to the one in the headline, and I wonder if it ...
semantics syntax reference phrases ambiguity +1 vote, asked Nov 27 '14 by Mathias Herrmann
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Usage of the word "like"
In the sentence: "John is not a chocolate lover, like Mary." Is Mary a chocolate lover? I find this sentence ...
ambiguity 0 votes, asked Apr 13 '13 by English Teacher
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