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    Difference in meaning of sentences

    Finally, I have finished the novel.

    I think the sentence is ambiguous. I think it can mean that I have finished writing the novel OR I have finished reading it.

    Am I right?

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    Re: Difference in meaning of sentences

    Right, the broader context would have to establish whether "finished writing" or "finished reading" is the intended meaning.

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