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Ambiguous sentences, can you help me with two interpretations for each:

1. He likes galloping horses


2. We laughed at the colorful ball


3.The police were urged to stop drinking by the fifth.

4. I said I would file it on Thursday


5. I cannot recommend visinting professors too highly.

6. The license fee for pets owned by senior citizens who have not been altered is $1.50 (Actual notice)


7. What looks better on a handsome man than a tux? Notihing! (Attributed to Mae West)


8. Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink. (Actual notice)

9. For Sale: Several old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition. (Actual notice)

10. Time flies like an arrow.

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  1. 1. The word, "galloping" can be uses as either a verb or adjective.

    2. What kind of ball -- round object or dance party?

    3. Fifth of liquor or fifth of the month?

    4. To what does Thursday refer?

    5. Who's doing the visiting?

    6. Who's been altered?

    Let's see if you can figure out the rest of these sentences. Hint: Mae West was a famous sexy flirt.

    If you post your answers, we'll be glad to comment on them.

  2. Ambiguous sentences, can you help me with two interpretations for each:

    1. He likes galloping horses


    2. We laughed at the colorful ball


    3.The police were urged to stop drinking by the fifth.

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