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    Default time clauses

    1-They decided to fire him when he made his third mistake.


    Can't this sentence mean two things:
    a-When he made his third mistake, they decided to fire him.
    b-They decided that when he made his third mistake they would fire him.


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    Default Re: time clauses

    Hi,

    As it stands, with no other context, I believe it can certainly mean both things.

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    Default Re: time clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    As it stands, with no other context, I believe it can certainly mean both things.
    I agree.

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