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    what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    what are the double meanings in this sentence


    i saw the man with telescope
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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dremoo View Post
    What are is the double meaning in this sentence?

    I saw the man with a/the telescope.
    It could mean either:
    1) I saw the man who was in possession of a telescope.
    or
    2) I saw the man by looking at him through a telescope.

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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    thank you very much
    Last edited by dremoo; 16-Oct-2012 at 18:55.

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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dremoo View Post
    Thank you very much.

    What about "L.A. voters approve urban renewal by landslide"?
    You may not have noticed the corrections which were made to your original post, in post #2 by JMurray. I have made similar corrections to this post (see above).

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark.

    "Landslide" is written as only one word, not two.

    Can you try to guess at the two meanings? If not, can you give us just one of the meanings?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    I think it means:
    The majority of voters approve urban renewal.

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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dremoo View Post
    I think it means:
    The majority of voters approve urban renewal.
    You are partly right, but a landslide means by a very large majority.

    The other meaning, which is very unlikely but possible due to the ambiguity of the statement, is "LA voters have approved the idea that urban renewal should be achieved by using a landslide (also known as a landslip)."

    Look up all the meanings of "landslide" in a dictionary.
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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Actually, I think the anticpated second meeting was "in the area that is by (near) a [prior] landslide" rather than using a landslide as a mechanism for ubran renewal.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Actually, I think the anticpated second meeting was "in the area that is by (near) a [prior] landslide" rather than using a landslide as a mechanism for ubran renewal.
    I hadn't considered that.
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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Southern California actually experiences landslides with all-too-much frequency. Unless you were accustomed to images of the cliffs of Dover sliding into the sea, I'm not surprised it wasn't the first thing on your mind though!
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    Re: what are the doubles meanings in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Southern California actually experiences landslides with all-too-much frequency. Unless you were accustomed to images of the cliffs of Dover sliding into the sea, I'm not surprised it wasn't the first thing on your mind though!
    Trust me, the white cliffs of the South coast are disappearing into the sea at an alarming rate and this year's unusual rainfall has actually caused a very high number of landslides/landslips in the UK.
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