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My grammar book says only 2 is possible, but wouldn't 1 be possible with further context?
1. I got a book from Judy which was more interesting than I expected.
2. I got a book from Judy, which was more interesting than I expected
I got three books from my friends. I got a book from Judy which was more interesting than I expected, but the other two books from other friends were boring.
Can you tell me why #1 is not possible?
Is it not because of "a" in 1? #2 also has such ambuiguity for "which", I guess. The more I think about this, the more complicated it gets!
Most of us native speakers do not consciously think about what we say. If we write, unless we hope to be published, most of us don't worry too much about the finer points of punctuation. Even if we hope to be published, we rely on our publishers and their editors to clean up our blunders.
Most of us, most of the time, assume that our listeners/readers are trying to receive a message from us, not trying to discover alternative interpretions of the words we have uttered/written.