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    #1

    I saw the girl in the company yesterday

    When someone say that " I saw the girl in the company yesterday ", How should I properly understand that sentence?
    Does it mean yesterday he saw the girl who was a staff in the company or the company is the place where he saw the girl yesterday?
    I appreciate your help!

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    Re: I saw the girl in the company yesterday

    It's ambiguous. Context would tell.

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    Re: I saw the girl in the company yesterday

    So, I can understand the above sentence with either ways. Could you please give me two contexts for those ways ?
    I appreciate the help!

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    #4

    Re: I saw the girl in the company yesterday

    First give us the context in which you found that sentence, which does not sound natural to me.

    Rover

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