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comment What is the name of the ambiguity in the phrase “I want to visit clubs with attractive women”?
Aren't those unambiguous solely due to context? If someone was studying English purely grammatically and didn't know what "brother" or "beers" meant, this could still be ambiguous?
Jul
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accepted What is the name of the ambiguity in the phrase “I want to visit clubs with attractive women”?
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asked What is the name of the ambiguity in the phrase “I want to visit clubs with attractive women”?
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awarded  Editor
Jul
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revised Is ”If I leave, it’s because Bob has arrived” ambiguous?
context
Jul
18
comment Is ”If I leave, it’s because Bob has arrived” ambiguous?
@KristinaLopez Thank you! That's the meaning I had in mind when I said it... now let's see if others agree.
Jul
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asked Is ”If I leave, it’s because Bob has arrived” ambiguous?
May
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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accepted Word/phrase meaning: during debate, telling opposing party to read 1000s of pages
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asked Word/phrase meaning: during debate, telling opposing party to read 1000s of pages
Jan
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comment What is a good word for “best example”?
the "canonical example"?
Jan
16
comment Can we call something a “word” if it doesn't have a vowel?
What is the second letter of the English alphabet? What letter often represents a percentage score of 80-89? What's the first letter of the words 'bee'? The word 'B' may not be acceptable in Scrabble, but it's definitely a word. 'nth' is probably the most commonly used example of a vowel-less word
Jan
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comment Can we call something a “word” if it doesn't have a vowel?
In Welsh words like cwn and cwm, I would argue that w is a vowel.
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Jul
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comment Why are clothes “hung” but men “hanged”?
Terry Pratchett does a version of this joke, also making fun of 'drawn' and 'quartered'.
Jan
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