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    #1

    ambiguous sentence?

    She does everything for her mother.

    Can't this sentence have two meanings?
    1-She does whatever she does for her: she goes to school for her, gets good grades to make her happy, chooses her friend in such a way as to please her....
    2-She does everything there is to be done for her mother: takes care of her, washes her clothes, cooks for her...


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    #2
    Interesting.

    she goes to school for her, gets good grades to make her happy, chooses her friend in such a way as to please her....takes care of her, washes her clothes, cooks for her...
    Isn't that everything?


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    #3
    First meaning would usually call for inversion:
    Everything she does is for her mother.

    FRC

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