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What do the following sentences tell you about how we determine meaning in English? 1. EAT 300 FEET (‘feet looks like the object of the verb because it follows the verb) 2. Cow hoists farmer injured while giving birth to its feet. (prepositional phrase looks like object of ‘giving birth’) 3. Eat here and get gas. (meaning is often determined by context)
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Unformatted text preview: 4. We will sell gasoline to anyone in a glass container. (misplaced prepositional phrase) 5. Sign at a dry cleaner: 38 years on the same spot! (ambiguous context) 6. Dinner special- Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00. (because ‘children’ follows the other items, it seems like the same thing)...
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