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Re: Re: Re: Re: The (futile?) quest for an automatic paraphrase engineby kiat (Vicar)
|on May 17, 2004 at 07:47 UTC||Need Help??|
I may be wrong with the two interpretations there. Here is a better example at illustrating the fact that a perfectly grammatical sentence can be ambiguous:
A) John saw the man with a telescope.
The sentence can be interpreted as:
1) With the help of a telescope, John saw the man.
2) John saw the man who had a telescope with him.
B) Visiting relatives can be a nuisance.
(B) can be understood as:
3) The act of visiting people can be a nuisance.
4) Relatives who visit us can be a nuisance.