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Could one ever say:
1-I shot birds in my room.
if the birds weren't in the room?
I'll try to make up a context:
A: What did you do in your room?
B1: In my room, I shot birds flying in the sky.
B2: I shot birds flying in the sky in my room.
B3: I shot birds in my room.
Are any of the sentences B1, B2 and B3 acceptable?
I know that in general one shoots a bird from one's room. But here the question is:
'What did you do in your room.'
Last edited by navi tasan; 24-Apr-2010 at 00:21.
A: What did you do in your office?
B: I called my Mom in my office.
A2:What did you do in your office?
B2: I called my Mom in her flat.
I agree that it doesn't work with 'shoot', but I think B and B2 are both acceptable.
I think logically one should be able to say in reply to: What did Oswald do in the attic of the depot?
C-He shot Kennedy in the attic of the depot.
But I agree with you that one would never say that and simply say:
D- He shot Kennedy.
Thanks a lot 2006.
One more question if I may:
Could one say:
1-In my office, I called my Mom.
2-In my office, I called my Mom at her flat.
I think it is obvious that I was in my office.