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    #1

    his mother's gift of a pen

    gift
    ■ an act of giving something as a present
    his mother's gift of a pen
    OED

    How do I understand the sentence:

    1. Mother gave him a pen.
    or
    2. He gave a pen to mother
    (I think 1. is correct)

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: his mother's gift of a pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    gift
    ■ an act of giving something as a present
    his mother's gift of a pen
    OED

    How do I understand the sentence:

    1. Mother gave him a pen.
    or
    2. He gave a pen to mother
    (I think 1. is correct)

    Thanks.
    Number 1 is more likely.

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