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    Question Is it ambiguous?

    1. "He explains things that for many seem to be boring in a humorous and understandable way."

    On the one hand, it may look ambiguous, as "things seem to be boring in a humorous and understable way." On the other hand, I suppose it is understandable. One could also say,

    2. "In a humorous and understandable way, he explains things that for many seem to be boring,"
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    3. "He explains in a humorous and understandable way things that for many seem to be boring,"

    Dear teachers, is (1) ambiguous and (2) and (3) are better?

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    Re: Is it ambiguous?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    1. "He explains things that for many seem to be boring in a humorous and understandable way."

    On the one hand, it may look ambiguous, as "things seem to be boring in a humorous and understable way." On the other hand, I suppose it is understandable. One could also say,

    2. "In a humorous and understandable way, he explains things that for many seem to be boring,"
    or
    3. "He explains in a humorous and understandable way things that for many seem to be boring,"

    Dear teachers, is (1) ambiguous and (2) and (3) are better?

    Thanks,
    Nyggus
    The first is understandable, but it is a bit ambiguous. The other two are better. You could also separate "boring" from "in" with a comma in the first one.

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