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    Default She loves singing

    I suppose, 'She loves singing' implies she takes pleasure when she is singing.

    Can the sentence imply that she takes pleasure when someone, not she, is singing?

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    Default Re: She loves singing

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer View Post
    I suppose, 'She loves singing' implies she takes pleasure when she is singing.

    Can the sentence imply that she takes pleasure when someone, not she, is singing?
    Yes, but for the sake of clarity, the sentence should be revised if the second meaning is intended.

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    Default Re: She loves singing

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer View Post
    I suppose, 'She loves singing' implies she takes pleasure when she is singing.

    Can the sentence imply that she takes pleasure when someone, not she, is singing?
    Also, the first meaning would be clearer if you changed the gerund (singing) for the infinitive (to sing).

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    Default Re: She loves singing

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, but for the sake of clarity, the sentence should be revised if the second meaning is intended.
    But how should it be revised?

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    Default Re: She loves singing

    She loves listening to singing.

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