Syntax homework - Erin Marek LIN306 Syntax Homework 3....

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Erin Marek LIN306 Syntax Homework 3. Paraphrase each of the following sentences in two ways to show that you understand the ambiguity involved: a. Dick finally decided on the boat. Dick finally made up his mind when he was on the boat. Dick finally made up his mind that he would buy the boat. b. The professor’s appointment was shocking. The person the professor appointed was shocking. The meeting with the professor was shocking. c. The design has big squares and circles. The design has circles and large squares. The design has large circles and large squares. d. That sheepdog is too hairy to eat. That sheepdog has too much hair to be able to eat its food. That sheepdog has too much hair that it is not appetizing. e. Could this be the invisible man’s hair tonic? Could this be the tonic for the man’s invisible hair? Could this be the invisible tonic for the man’s hair? f. The governor is a dirty street fighter. The governor is mean and is a street fighter. The governor is unclean and is a street fighter. g. I cannot recommend him too highly. I cannot give him a very good recommendation. I cannot recommend him to an important person.
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course LIN 306 taught by Professor Shields during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Syntax homework - Erin Marek LIN306 Syntax Homework 3....

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