posted by rfvv .
e.g. Is the hotel closed?
(What does the sentence above mean? #1 or #2?)
1. As it is too late, the hotel doesn't allow people to check in, right?
2. The hotle no longer open and the owner quit the hotel business, right?
"e. g." means "for example" -- I hope it's not considered in what the question means!
"Is the hotel closed?" can mean either 1 or 2, depending on the situation.
~ 1 means the hotel is in business, but just closed up for the night -- will reopen in the morning.
~ 2 means the hotel has gone out of business.