What would you call a sentence that goes something like
The foreman sent a worker to find me with a hammer.
The sentence is ambiguous, and could mean either:
- The foreman sent a worker to find me holding a hammer; or
- The foreman sent a worker holding a hammer to find me.
I am looking for a description other than "ambiguous" to explain why the prepositional phrase "with a hammer" is causing ambiguity.