Tag: ambiguity

196 How does the "Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop..." joke work? 2013-01-24T10:39:19.820

153 How should I refer to a friend who is a girl but not a girlfriend? 2013-01-23T21:21:43.300

94 Free as in "free speech", not as in "free beer" 2013-02-14T08:27:55.547

46 What is understood if I say "I'm an English teacher"? 2016-08-29T16:10:33.273

39 How to say something like "my company" without sounding like I own the company? 2016-08-28T16:10:07.547

36 Can fluent English speakers distinguish between “steel”, “still”, and “steal”? 2019-07-10T15:58:21.403

29 Does "red apples and bottles" mean "the apples are red and the bottles are red" or "only apples are red"? 2015-10-28T07:18:48.137

27 Is "until" inclusive or exclusive? 2014-09-13T04:04:35.037

25 How would a native speaker understand "Time flies like an arrow"? 2013-01-23T20:59:26.350

24 Is "Ram married his daughter" ambiguous? 2019-09-26T08:45:38.123

15 Is the sentence “I'm not doing that because I hate you" ambiguous? 2014-01-03T16:00:28.980

15 What's the meaning of "there you go"? 2015-02-05T14:57:02.810

15 I received a gift from my sister who just got back from 2019-06-12T10:35:50.593

14 using "next" to days of the week 2013-01-28T15:04:55.377

13 Does "hardly" have a unified meaning? 2013-01-23T22:06:27.760

12 How do I say "gas"? 2013-01-29T16:41:53.587

12 Meaning of "(assessing) points to nowhere" 2014-12-24T19:21:21.067

11 Will people get confused when they see 'Some of our customers speak Spanish, English, and German'? 2016-05-30T15:44:45.637

11 How can I avoid ambiguity in the sentence "I cut the middle of the hose"? 2020-06-10T02:12:09.123

10 Difference between "as" and "because"? 2013-02-01T19:09:05.047

10 The ambiguity of 'Noun + Photographer' while addressing the photographer 2015-10-06T06:58:29.187

10 Why isn't there an article in "separated by empty space"? 2017-05-27T03:04:48.910

9 What is the meaning of this famous Groucho Marx joke? 2015-12-30T12:40:01.397

8 "Do you like me?" or "Are you like me?" 2013-01-24T14:03:06.780

8 Using quotation marks in direct speech 2013-01-28T15:58:59.323

8 Is this BBC article ambiguous, or am I interpreting it incorrectly? 2014-10-08T14:35:36.263

7 How to resolve ambiguous meanings. Especially, "stand" and "stand up". And, are there alternatives? 2015-02-13T16:19:55.673

7 Indirect object, proximity, and ambiguity 2016-08-16T02:56:51.317

7 The ambiguous "he is buried" 2016-10-25T09:07:13.157

7 How to avoid ambiguity of the antecedent of a relative clause? 2018-11-29T17:14:29.333

7 Possible ambiguities when using "home" as an adverb? (study home, write home...) 2019-10-23T08:30:03.203

7 "May" meaning in biblical/religious language 2020-03-26T23:35:51.120

6 how to solve the ambiguity of "in" in this sentence 2014-09-11T10:49:07.983

6 How to use "since" to imply "from the time that", not "because of"? Can tense itself have a role? 2017-06-30T19:04:18.147

6 Ambiguity - Should it be "mindful of committing logical fallacies" or "mindful of not committing logical fallacies"? 2019-10-17T21:16:53.423

6 Go back home vs come back home 2020-08-03T21:02:18.127

5 In "Steve left Kristina to deal with the creditors," can Steve be the doer of 'left' and 'deal'? 2013-03-27T15:52:52.357

5 How to translate the word "college" from Italian to English 2015-05-04T14:56:28.153

5 Are "after" and "until" inclusive or exclusive? 2016-09-14T18:08:08.067

5 What is the role of "the" in "She does homework in the evening"? 2017-03-25T16:16:07.457

5 About Uncle Ben's famous quote "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" 2018-09-12T04:47:26.893

4 Certain kinds of fish or certain kinds of fishes? 2013-03-24T15:23:10.100

4 3 ambiguous pronouns by Justice Antonin Scalia 2014-12-11T11:43:55.567

4 "Until now" ambiguity 2015-01-14T11:46:43.440

4 What does 'form' mean in grammar? 2015-03-03T04:02:40.683

4 What is the meaning of "just" in "I've just eaten a burrito"? 2015-10-19T00:52:32.020

4 Do you count the current one? 2017-04-22T19:19:39.297

4 Fix ambiguity in "You're Not Obligated to Work Until You're 30" 2018-07-21T20:29:15.730

4 Have you not seen this movie? No 2018-07-26T06:23:16.263

4 There was a farmer had a dog, but which one was named Bingo? 2018-11-29T18:32:48.487

4 He is the first man to arrive here 2019-05-15T22:43:57.350

3 The department shredded all the files from the inquiry[,] 'which'/'that' contained embarrassing material 2013-02-08T20:10:47.243

3 "Juliette came to me laughing" vs. "Juliette came to me, laughing" 2013-03-29T15:14:20.610

3 In 'call someone here', is 'here' locative or temporal? 2013-09-13T07:20:37.103

3 How to decide which meaning of "careening" is intended? 2013-12-03T16:05:33.403

3 What does "What have you been up to lately?" mean? 2014-03-29T18:33:36.433

3 "maintains his army had to buy the mortars" 2014-07-26T11:55:12.520

3 Omission of subject after "such ... as"? 2014-08-20T14:06:05.410

3 Am I making jokes when I speak "please don't miss me" 2014-10-22T22:24:41.613

3 I feel so sad that we can't talk tonight 2015-01-04T18:05:13.057

3 In this sentence, what does the "scarlet cloak" cover? 2015-11-03T13:28:01.177

3 Who exactly was sure in "Robin was sure to have done the work"? Robin or some other person? 2015-12-06T07:18:32.947

3 In this sentence, who are sitting on the bench? 2016-01-09T15:25:07.043

3 "What is the age of marriage in your culture?" 2016-09-27T02:31:07.193

3 Is it necessary for "which" to indicate the word before it? 2017-04-23T06:29:01.873

3 "The best outcome for Spain…" Is there any ambiguity as to the meaning of this phrase? 2017-06-24T20:13:58.323

3 One/Two onion rings? 2018-10-07T19:56:36.407

2 "I saw him crossing the road", a semantic problem 2013-04-16T20:28:38.583

2 The nuance of "could have done" 2013-10-19T12:33:29.657

2 How should I parse "I was going to wait until ..."? 2013-12-23T17:02:59.947

2 A third-grade teacher/student! Does it speak of her quality or designation? 2014-03-21T07:01:43.273

2 Ambiguity of 'Blank Paper', 'Blank Lined Paper', and 'Lined Paper which is not blank' 2014-04-08T07:30:23.777

2 Ambiguous meaning of "his murder" 2014-04-10T11:57:17.273

2 What does "twice folded" mean? 2014-05-02T16:50:42.973

2 refund vs rebate 2014-05-17T02:30:08.393

2 Take An Interest 2014-05-19T02:32:51.233

2 Break a Cup of His Own 2014-06-16T10:15:20.713

2 Meaning of "Updated As Reported" 2014-08-17T01:40:04.927

2 How to determine which opposing meaning of 'circumstantial'? 2014-09-14T08:42:09.207

2 Is "as father was away in France" a reason clause or time clause? 2014-09-16T07:45:35.777

2 plural or singular 2014-09-22T00:39:22.433

2 "The finer points" 2014-10-22T23:46:53.237

2 Confusing 1920 uses of 'it' and 'which' by R. H. Tawney? 2014-10-30T10:14:59.433

2 Who's the subject of this predicate in this letter? (1575 Late April, UK) 2015-01-10T18:10:38.490

2 What precisely is an 'art audience'? 2015-01-15T18:20:08.313

2 Allege Fraud Against 2015-01-19T21:59:24.423

2 Omitting a preposition to avoid repetition 2015-02-12T11:01:35.840

2 Ambiguity between oral and visual definitions of 'observe' and 'remark'? 2015-02-27T16:02:11.650

2 'To whom it may concern' : What's 'it'? 2015-04-03T04:09:15.107

2 What is the meaning of "<movie-title>" with "<actor-or-actress>"? 2015-05-21T00:34:49.487

2 Usage of 'and' to mean both this and that 2015-09-02T07:47:16.110

2 I have bought a car this year too 2016-02-06T08:31:41.750

2 How do you distinguish possibility "can" from ability "can"? 2016-02-26T13:41:26.463

2 adverbial phrase ambiguity/ with her in a blue dress 2016-03-23T13:54:58.137

2 How should I interpret 'that' in this passage from 'Tom Tit Tot'? 2016-05-16T17:15:55.077

2 “What do you mean by ___? " Is this ambiguous or rude? 2016-07-05T03:44:50.597

2 Why did the author use "One of them" instead of "each one of them" in this sentence? 2016-10-23T07:26:11.227

2 Scopal Ambiguity that arises from 'one of our...' 2017-01-12T08:03:41.397

2 "Hiding in a wardrobe, I have finally found you!" - Who exactly is hiding in a wardrobe? 2017-01-18T14:31:06.107