I am looking for the best interpretation of the phrase:
... if one structured property contains another, only one of them can be repeated.
Which is central to a StackOverflow question.
In particular, of the following two interpretations, which is (arguably more) correct:
- "if one structured property contains another property, ..."
- "if one structured property contains another structured property, ..."
Alternatively, is the phrase impossible to disambiguate?
Are there any rules of linguistic canon that may apply?