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The government would have to take more fundamental steps to address the minority's disquiet.

Is this sentence ambiguous? May the implied meanings include:

  1. The government should increase the number of such fundamental steps.
  2. The government should step up the fundamentality of [future] steps.
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    Of course, yes. It could be more steps, or steps that are more fundamental in nature. Sometimes the context resolves the ambiguity, at others a rephrasing may be needed. Politicians do neither, on purpose, though. :) – Kris Nov 14 '14 at 9:26
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    @Kris. There's perhaps a comment in your words, but you have given a clear answer. I suggest you post it as such. – tunny Nov 14 '14 at 10:12
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Suggestion:

The government would have to take more (suggestion: additional, better, further) fundamental steps to address the minority's disquiet.

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