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    Default some ambiguity

    Are these both correct:

    1-Ever since the riot in the prison, I have been wondering if some prisoners are still alive. I mean my friends, Harry, Tom and Jack. I have had no news from them.

    2-Ever since the riot in the prison, I have been wondering if some prisoners are still alive or if they were all killed.

    The same sentence has two distinct meanings here and yet I think both are correct. In one case 'some' refers to a specific group of people and in the other case it could be replace by 'any'. Actually 2 would work better with 'any', but I don't think it is wrong as it is.

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    Cool Re: some ambiguity

    yes they r

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